Laptops and smartphones on the New Silk Road

Oct 11, 2016
Duisburg is the biggest inland container port in the world, and you've probably never heard of it.
Loading a container on the train for China.
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The Dark Web: Still weaving

Nov 11, 2015
Silk Road's legacy: A more complex ecosystem of services that are easier to use.
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Who owns the most bitcoin?

Oct 22, 2015
The U.S. Marshals Service is auctioning off more bitcoin seized from Silk Road.

I submit before the court: Exhibit smiley face

Jan 30, 2015
As the Silk Road trial continues, emoji head to the courtroom.

So, who's behind the online black market Silk Road?

Jan 19, 2015
Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind, claims he was set up.

Bitcoin auction gives the currency more legitimacy

Jul 2, 2014
The auction of seized bitcoins raises both awareness and value of the currency.

Bidding on bitcoin in a U.S. auction

Jun 27, 2014
The U.S. Marshal’s office auctions off bitcoin seized in Silk Road investigation.

For public good, not for profit.

Tough times for cryptocurrencies

Feb 17, 2014
Bitcoin faces more challenges as online black markets get hacked by thieves or raided by law enforcement.

The biggest tech legal battles to watch in 2014

Jan 1, 2014
Cyrus Farivar from Ars Technica explains which cases will be making headlines in the New Year.

Can you find bail bondsman on Silk Road?

Oct 9, 2013
There is a bail hearing Wednesday for the alleged mastermind behind the website Silk Road, where users could buy drugs, guns, and even hitmen.