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Former CEO of Bitcoin Site Pleads Guilty To Aiding Silk Road Deals

By McCarton Ackerman

Charlie Shrem was arrested earlier in the year for knowingly allowing bitcoins to be used to buy drugs. MORE  

Professors Argue Silk Road Reduced Drug Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

The controversial site has spawned a new breed of drug dealer that thrives on anonymity and doesn't resort to more traditional tactics. MORE  

Dutch Native Convicted In Chicago For Silk Road Drug Trade

By McCarton Ackerman

Cornelis Jan Slomp earned a reputation as one of the biggest drug dealers on Silk Road and now faces up to 40 years in prison. MORE  

New PotCoins and DopeCoins Are Just for Buying Drugs

By Bryan Le

While cryptocurrency Bitcoin isn't a stranger to being used to buy drugs, PotCoin and DopeCoin have a different, more drug market-friendly approach. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford crack video details emerge, legal weed gets its own bitcoin, Xavier coach Chris Mack talks about surviving drunk driving crash, and Oklahoma can't find execution drugs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Russell Brand talks Philip Seymour Hoffman, Silk Road 2.0 hacked for millions, drunk driver plows through two houses, and man punches friend to stop him from driving drunk. MORE  

Bitcoin CEO Arrested for Aiding Silk Road

By Shawn Dwyer

Federal agents charged Charlie Shrem and Bitcoin exchanger Robert Faiella with conspiracy to commit money laundering, among other crimes. MORE  

Online Drug Dealer Wants His Bitcoins Back

By McCarton Ackerman

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht believes that the DEA's seizure of his assets aren't subject to civil forfeiture rules. The government thinks otherwise. MORE  

You Can Now Buy Booze With Bitcoins

By Bryan Le

A pub in England is now accepting the digital currency known for online drug purchasing. MORE  

Video: Can Atlantis Topple Silk Road?

By Bryan Le

An ambitious new website with a cute marketing campaign seeks to seize Silk Road's status as the Amazon of illegal drugs. But some smell a honeypot. MORE  

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