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Over 100 Silk Road Purchases Made by Undercover Agents

Over 100 Silk Road Purchases Made by Undercover Agents

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has filed a separate forfeiture complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, the man accused of being behind the Deep Web black market known as Silk Road. Ulbricht was recently transferred to New York to stand trial.

According to the complaint, the government is going after “any and all assets of Silk Road, including but not limited to the Silk Road hidden website and any and all Bitcoins contained in wallet files residing on Silk Road servers.” The complaint lists six Internet Protocol addresses that are allegedly tied to Ulbricht.

The document provides the best overview yet of the government’s knowledge of Silk Road. Since November 2011, law enforcement agents have made over 100 undercover purchases of illegal substances from Silk Road vendors, both from and shipped to the Southern District of New York, including heroin, ecstasy, and cocaine. The document states that their samples, which came from 10 different countries, “have been laboratory-tested and have typically shown high purity levels.”

The court is able to pursue the money tied to those Bitcoin wallets pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 1355 (b)(1), which “provides that a forfeiture action or proceeding may be brought in the district court for the district in which any of the acts or omissions giving rise to the forfeiture occurred.”

At the time of Ulbricht’s arrest, there were 13,000 listings for controlled substances on Silk Road.

If you’d like to claim some of the bitcoins as your own, you can do that easily enough at the hearings. Getting the money might be a bit tougher. Good luck proving your transaction was one of the legal ones.


Source: The Daily Dot

Read more at:  The Daily Dot – The definitive history of Silk Road



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Reddit Delivers Pizza to Todder’s Hospital Room

After waiting nearly a week for her white blood cell count to rise so she could continue her cancer treatments, 2-year-old Hazel “Hazelnut” Hammersley got bored and hungry.

With the help of her parents and the staff at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Hazel taped up a sign from her fourth-floor window, asking for some pizza to be sent to her room.

“This sign was up for several days without even a single phone call asking to send up a pizza (which we completely expected!),” Hazel’s mom, Lauren, blogged. “Then, on Saturday, it all changed.”

One by one, pizza boxes started piling up in Hazel’s room thanks to aReddit user who spotted Hazel’s sign while walking out of a grocery store. The redditor, ashortstorylong, posted a picture of the sign to the site’s popular r/funny forum. From there, it reached the front page.


The response was so overwhelming the hospital put out a statement kindly asking for the pizza deliveries to stop.

“On behalf of the Hammersley family, thank you for spreading the word and we hope the photo of Hazel with a successful pizza delivery received spreads just as far and fast as the original photo has,” the hospital stated.

Reddit’s altruism, particularly involving pizza, is a cornerstone of the community. Reddit has helped raise $65,000 for an orphanage in Kenya$170,000 for Doctors Without Borders, and more than $100,000for Child’s Play, a charity that provides games and toys to children in the hospital. After the Boston Marathon bombings, Reddit flooded Boston with—what else?—pizza.


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