Recently, we have reported on the money movements of the total of 69370
(in words: sixty-nine thousand sixty-three hundred and seventy-three ) Bitcoin from the assets of the Darknet marketplace Silkroad. That is altogether 1.076.431.273 (in words one billion seventy-six million four hundred and thirty thousand two hundred seventy-three dollar. This number melts in your mouth when you say it slowly and with pleasure.
Today we can bring light into the dark
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil suit to recover or bring into its possession 69,370 Bitcoin related to the Silk Road.
A few days ago, the block chain analysis company CipherTrace discovered two transactions sent from Bitcoin addresses associated with the Silkroad marketplace. On November 5, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Northern California announced the filing of a civil action to recover thousands of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold and Bitcoin SV. Prosecutors seized the Bitcoin on November 3.
The civil suit alleges that a person identified by law enforcement authorities hacked the SilkRoad marketplace and diverted funds from the market to his own Bitcoin address. (Darknet-Inside has reported)
According to an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, Person X was the person who transferred Silkroad’s crypto currency. According to the investigation, Person X was able to hack into the marketplace and gain unauthorized and illegal access to Silkroad, thereby stealing and moving the crypto currency to other wallets controlled by Person X.
After the investigation, imprisoned Silkroad founder Ross Ulbricht became aware of Person X’s online identity and asked Person X to return the crypto currency to himself. Person X, however, did not return the crypto-currency, retained it, but did not spend it.
On November 3, 2020, Person X signed a consent and return agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. In the agreement, the individual agreed to his waiver of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies and their return to the United States government. The Department of Justice confiscated the coins the same day.
Thus seems at the end proven the Ulbricht the billion dollar these Bitcoin at present are worth for itself claimed and it finally with the transaction into the possession of the US government transferred.
Is 1 billion dollar not enough for the freedom of Ross Ulbricht?