US government seizes mystery $1 billion Silk Road bitcoin

One of the week’s great tech mysteries was solved this week – it would have garnered a lot more attention but for a certain election

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
6th November, 2020
US government seizes mystery $1 billion Silk Road bitcoin
The story of the mystery $1 billion in bitcoin goes back to the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the Silk Road website, in 2013. Picture: Getty

This has been quite the week. Political matters in Ireland have been fascinating but they were overshadowed by the US election. With such a hectic news week, it’s a pity that the resolution to one of the great tech mysteries of our time was revealed in its midst.

The story of the mystery...

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