Online drug market bust yields second largest Bitcoin seizure ever
2nd Oct 2013 | 22:57
What would Al Capone say to virtual currency?
That's according to Time, which in detailing the U.S. law enforcement take down of Silk Road, where users could buy everything from marijuana to heroin, noted the FBI seized approximately $3.6 million (about £2.2m, AU$3.8m) in Bitcoin.
That's quite a haul, but not the biggest - Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin exchange business, reportedly had more than $5 million (about £3m, AU$5.3m) seized by the U.S. government.
Does crime pay? In Bitcoins it seems.
You can get a contact high off of these blips.