Silk Road

Image placed on Silk Road hidden service after arrest of Ross William Ulbricht (credit: FBI via Wikimedia Commons)

Feds: Spinoff Of Shuttered Silk Road Website Leads To California Arrest

A California man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday.

11/06/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Calls For DOJ Probe, More Funding To Combat Cyber Drug Sales

The feds may have busted Silk Road a year ago, but Sen. Schumer said online drug sales are flourishing.

10/27/2014

Image placed on Silk Road hidden service after arrest of Ross William Ulbricht (credit: FBI via Wikimedia Commons)

NYC Judge Presiding Over ‘Silk Road’ Case Receiving Online Death Threats

A Manhattan federal judge presiding over the case against Ross Ulbricht, accused founder of Silk Road, is now the subject of online death threats.

10/24/2014

Image placed on Silk Road hidden service after arrest of Ross William Ulbricht (credit: FBI via Wikimedia Commons)

Man Behind Alleged Black Market Drug, Hacking Website Pleads Not Guilty

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest set the Nov. 3 date as 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht pleaded not guilty to four charges in a rewritten indictment returned earlier this week.

02/07/2014

An LED sign outside the D Las Vegas advertises that the hotel and casino now accepts Bitcoin. (credit: Getty Images)

Bitcoin Operators Charged In NYC ‘Silk Road’ Drug Bust

The top executive of a Manhattan-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which let users buy illegal drugs anonymously, authorities said Monday.

01/27/2014