Bitcoin

Ross Ulbricht Claims Government Stole Millions of Dollars Worth of Bitcoin

Accused of running Silk Road

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The Internet "pirate" accused of running the notorious illegal-drug-peddling Web site Silk Road claims that the feds are the real buccaneers — robbing him to the tune of $33.6 million worth of the encrypted, virtual currency bitcoin.

Ross Ulbricht — who was arrested in October for allegedly masterminding the mysterious "deep Web" site — recently filed legal papers in Manhattan federal court admitting he "has an interest as owner" of the more than 173,000 bitcoins the government seized through forfeiture from Silk Road.

(H/T Charles WT)