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(Reuters)   Silk Road shut down. Bonus: Not by the Ottomans   (reuters.com) divider line 30
    More: Interesting, Silk Road, FBI, digital currency, bitcoins, United States Attorney  
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2013-10-02 02:43:22 PM  
9 votes:
I cant help but to picture the authorities carrying these huge 8-bit cardboard cutouts of moneybags to represent the Bitcoins they "seized".
2013-10-02 02:41:55 PM  
8 votes:
That used to be my site.

*I* was the Dread Pirate Roberts.

I taught Ulbricht the trade and when I had plundered and robbed enough, I handed over the username to him, just as it was once handed down to me. It all seems like just a fairy tale now...
2013-10-02 02:36:26 PM  
6 votes:
And it's no one's business but The Turks.
2013-10-02 02:42:42 PM  
5 votes:
It's not like they've got the real DPR.

The previous DPR was a man named Ryan.  He inherited Silk Road from a man name Cummerbund, who was also not the real DPR. The real DPR is currently retired and living like a king in Patagonia.
2013-10-02 03:19:26 PM  
4 votes:

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: SilkRoad had a near monopoly.  The only two players left are Sheep and BMR, and more markets will emerge in the coming weeks.  Old vendors will be able to verify their identities with old customers that still have the PGP keys.  The government just created competition in a black market that previously had very little.  I think the already fantastic prices on SilkRoad are about to be beat by a significant amount.


Nonsense! Shutting down Napster ended music piracy on-line and it seems reasonable to expect the same results from this action against Silk Road.

/bear road
/gnu road
/silkaaza road
/silk Morpheus
etc
2013-10-02 02:33:23 PM  
4 votes:
AH MAN.  I was just about to buy a pound of heroin and then have a hitman kill me while holding a fake Albanian passport, too.
2013-10-02 07:26:23 PM  
2 votes:
should've called Saul
2013-10-02 03:05:47 PM  
2 votes:
BigNumber12:
, and this is the least-funny of my 4 submissions (ever).

You'll get used to it.
2013-10-02 02:55:58 PM  
2 votes:

skozlaw: jigger: He thought he was forever safe because it was over Tor.

He was running a criminal organization that's open to every random idiot that can install Tor and find it and he didn't think maybe some day a few of the 'tards would get caught on the far end of a compromised node, shaken down and start sending the feds up the tree toward him?

Jesus some people are dumb.


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2013-10-02 02:51:42 PM  
2 votes:
U.S. law enforcement authorities have shut down "Silk Road," an anonymous Internet marketplace for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and criminal activities such as murder for hire, and arrested its alleged owner.

But craigslist is still up and running?
2013-10-02 02:45:47 PM  
2 votes:

Bill_Wick's_Friend: It's not like they've got the real DPR.

The previous DPR was a man named Ryan.  He inherited Silk Road from a man name Cummerbund, who was also not the real DPR. The real DPR is currently retired and living like a king in Patagonia.


Good night Ulbricht.  I'll most likely kill you in the morning.
2013-10-02 02:35:41 PM  
2 votes:
Crap! What am I going to do with all these bitcoins now?
2013-10-02 07:57:29 PM  
1 votes:
Black Market Reloaded still ok?

/probably not
2013-10-02 05:14:17 PM  
1 votes:

js34603: The strange part of this is he's running a multi million dollar operation and still got a public defender. WTF.

/hire a lawyer drug dealers, do it now, before you get caught not after they seize your farking assets


I knew a guy that gave his lawyer a safety deposit box key in case of just such an emergency.  The only problem was the staggering amount of money he put into the thing and it just sat there.  We're talking 7 figures.
2013-10-02 04:59:07 PM  
1 votes:

George Babbitt: hardinparamedic: useless extranational currency

The easiest thing you said which disproves itself.

And if people didn't use drugs, you would be out of a job pretty quick I imagine, then what would you fill your bio with?


More rants about BitCoins, obviously.
2013-10-02 03:46:11 PM  
1 votes:
Hey, what about the BTC that people have there in their accounts?

The FBI is just 'seizing' the site and keeping everyone's BTC?

There were totally legal things to buy there. (In fact, couldn't you legally buy Marijuana from SR if you lived in Washington & Colorado?- well not Federally I guess) So the feds don't really have the right to seize everyone's BTC in my opinion.

It would be like seizing your bank account because the BANK was doing something nefarious.

I know, not exactly, but it is a point to ponder.
2013-10-02 03:17:33 PM  
1 votes:
2013-10-02 03:12:42 PM  
1 votes:
SilkRoad had a near monopoly.  The only two players left are Sheep and BMR, and more markets will emerge in the coming weeks.  Old vendors will be able to verify their identities with old customers that still have the PGP keys.  The government just created competition in a black market that previously had very little.  I think the already fantastic prices on SilkRoad are about to be beat by a significant amount.
2013-10-02 03:03:13 PM  
1 votes:
2013-10-02 02:57:42 PM  
1 votes:

BigNumber12: Thurston Howell: Bravo subby, you history nerd.  Let's meet up later and play an MP game of Europa Universalis IV.

Only if there's alcohol involved.


/ first greenlight!


Congrats. You beat my headline saying the Han Dynasty is inconsolable. I'm glad I lost to someone else who knows a little history.
2013-10-02 02:56:47 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: U.S. law enforcement authorities have shut down "Silk Road," an anonymous Internet marketplace for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and criminal activities such as murder for hire, and arrested its alleged owner.

But craigslist is still up and running?


Silk Road should just cite the Communications Decency act of 1996 then al will be forgiven. Works for craigslist and backpage.
2013-10-02 02:56:09 PM  
1 votes:

Thurston Howell: Bravo subby, you history nerd.  Let's meet up later and play an MP game of Europa Universalis IV.


Only if there's alcohol involved.


/ first greenlight!
2013-10-02 02:53:08 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: But craigslist is still up and running?


Of course. How do you think all those US Congressmen and their staffers get their anonymous male hookups?
2013-10-02 02:49:16 PM  
1 votes:

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: Wonder why he set it up in the United States?


He thought he was forever safe because it was over Tor.
2013-10-02 02:45:50 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like Bitcoins are now extra useless.
2013-10-02 02:43:14 PM  
1 votes:
They only THINK they captured the Dread Pirate Roberts.
2013-10-02 02:38:20 PM  
1 votes:
Hook him up to The Machine.
2013-10-02 02:10:49 PM  
1 votes:
So the guy was basically caught because he advertised his site on a drug forum with the username 'altoid', then 8 months later used the same username on a different site, asking for advice on how to configure TOR sites, with responses to be sent to a gmail account with his real name on it.  Real smooth.
2013-10-02 01:43:55 PM  
1 votes:
By the Hassocks, instead?
2013-10-02 01:25:03 PM  
1 votes:
From the Criminal Complaint

ULBRICHT, a/k/a "Dread Pirate Roberts," a/k/a a/k/a "Silk Road," the defendant, in connection with operating the Silk Road website, solicited a Silk Road user to execute a murder--for--hire of another Silk Road user, who was threatening to release the identities of thousands of users of the site.

I bet it was the man with 6 fingers!
 
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