Silk Road Bitcoin Seizure: Analytics Firm Claims Tokens Worth Millions Still Outstanding

Analytics firm Coinfirm says the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s seizure of digital assets associated with the now-defunct Silk Road left behind tokens worth millions of dollars. According to Coinfirm, there are still valuable balances held on forked addresses originating from that wallet. On November 5, the DOJ announced that a hacker known as Individual X had cooperated with law enforcement and agreed to relinquish control of over $1 billion worth of bitcoins. At the time of the seizure of the 69,370 BTC, news.Bitcoin.com reported the DOJ confirming that 1HQ3-the…

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Blockchain Analytics, Bitcoin Mixing Clash – Bitcoin Magazine

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! Two pieces of Bitcoin news this week seemed to point toward conflicting trends that are central to this era of the technology. As Bitcoin becomes more popular, regulators are seeking ways to monitor its use while, at the same time, more development and user effort is being pointed toward obscuring that use. It’s a battle that is likely to escalate for some time, and Bitcoiners are…

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US Dept of Homeland Security Buys Analytics Software From Coinbase

Coinbase is selling its blockchain analytics software to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service. Following criticisms from the crypto community, CEO Brian Armstrong defended Coinbase’s position. Coinbase Selling Analytics Software to US Government Public records on the U.S. government’s websites reveal that the San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has signed a contract with the U.S. government for its blockchain analytics software. The records were first spotted by The Block. The contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was signed on May 9.…

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