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Author Topic: 2013-10-30 Someone found the FBI's Bitcoin wallet  (Read 1001 times)
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October 30, 2013, 06:23:18 AM
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http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/4/4803732/someone-found-the-fbis-bitcoin-wallet-silk-road

When the FBI seize took control of the digital black market Silk Road, it also seized control of a bunch of money: about 26,000 bitcoins, a virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. Bitcoins are worth about $122 each, which means the government is sitting on a pretty pile of cash. So why are enraged users sending the federal agency Bitcoin donations?

It's possible to attach text to Bitcoin transactions using the site Blockchain.info, where messages are streamed for the public to view. It's not hard to locate a single wallet with so many coins, and someone has already renamed the FBI's wallet "Silkroad Seized Coins." Users are now sending microdonations ranging from .000001 BTC to .0001 BTC, which are worth fractions of a penny, but really serve as the vehicle for messages.
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October 30, 2013, 08:52:04 AM
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Hi, im sorry to have to say but, in Bitcoin terms this is old news. I tweeted about this on 6 Oct 13, around when I had first read about it.

And why @Bitcoininfo has just tweeted to this post I really don't know.

6 Oct 13 "Silkroad Seized Coins - Please notice the public notes that are now being sent to the FBI in very tiny credits. http://t.co/saGpmHCBnr"
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November 01, 2013, 10:22:33 AM
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Hi, im sorry to have to say but, in Bitcoin terms this is old news. I tweeted about this on 6 Oct 13, around when I had first read about it.

And why @Bitcoininfo has just tweeted to this post I really don't know.

6 Oct 13 "Silkroad Seized Coins - Please notice the public notes that are now being sent to the FBI in very tiny credits. http://t.co/saGpmHCBnr"

What are we in the 2nd grade now? Get a life and a clue.

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November 01, 2013, 08:21:05 PM
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The article is dated 2013-10-4. Please date your post based on the date of the article, not when you found it.

As for you two:

Hi, im sorry to have to say but, in Bitcoin terms this is old news. I tweeted about this on 6 Oct 13, around when I had first read about it.

And why @Bitcoininfo has just tweeted to this post I really don't know.

6 Oct 13 "Silkroad Seized Coins - Please notice the public notes that are now being sent to the FBI in very tiny credits. http://t.co/saGpmHCBnr"

What are we in the 2nd grade now? Get a life and a clue.

Let's leave the egos behind. Interized, stop being a jerk. Rluner, when you tweeted this is not important. Both of you go sit in separate corners.

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