TIL that the FBI seized 144,000 bitcoins from Ross Ulbricht (silk road guy) in 2013 following his arrest and conviction. They were valued at close to $28.5million at the time of seizure. They’re now worth $1.9billion.

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The Jailed Silk Road Owner, Ross Ulbricht Transferred To another Location without Notice (deepd.tw)

Ross Ulbricht, popularly known as the `Dread Pirate Roberts´, the owner of the infamous Silk Road market, has been transferred without any prior notice to the family. The family paid a visit to him, and upon the visit, they realized that their beloved, Ross Ulbricht had been transferred away from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
The news that came after his arrest was in series, and it seems not to have ended. The family publicly announced the transfer of Ross on…


U.S. Court Denies Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence Appeal (news.bitcoin.com)

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on the two-year anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s double life sentence for his involvement with the Silk Road marketplace. On May 31 a three-judge appellate panel denied Ulbricht’s sentence appeal while at the same time criticizing U.S. drug policies.
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