The Silk Road Story Takes Another Twist (5/6)

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The Silk Road saga will certainly be a whole chapter in the cryptocurrency history books. It’s already been made into at least one wide release movie and some attribute the initial spike in Bitcoin adoption to the Silk Road.

By the beginning of 2015, the Silk Road story was winding down. With the founder Ross Ulbricht being tried and convicted of most of the major counts against him and the website long since shutdown.

Sadly, the story was not over when two law enforcement agents involved in the Silk Road case pled guilty to extorting 700k in bitcoin from Ross during the Silk Road investigation. It’s important to watch the watchers, apparently.

Unlike Ross who is serving a life sentence, both the agents involved are scheduled for release in 2020/2021.


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