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50,000 bitcoins, worth about $20 million, were seized from digital wallets on computers belonging to Ross Ulbricht, the online drug market's alleged mastermind.
US and European police say they closed more than 400 online contraband markets and arrested 17 people -- who thought they were hidden by the popular tool.
A 26-year-old computer programmer in San Francisco is accused of running the illicit site, which feds say followed a similar business model to its shuttered predecessor.
Police arrested a high-priced call girl from Georgia, who allegedly overdosed the exec with heroin on a 50-foot yacht in Santa Cruz.
The US Marshals Service could net nearly $20 million in an auction it's holding to sell the roughly 30,000 bitcoins it seized from the online drug bazaar's servers.
Company says demand for emails stored in Ireland violates foreign sovereignty, erodes trust in US firms. US says it's essential for crime fighting.
An underground Web site, with more than 27,000 members and hosting more than 2,000 explicit videos of minors, is shuttered with 14 of its alleged operators arrested.
Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly went by "Dread Pirate Roberts" and operated the black market drug site, is charged with hacking, money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and operating a criminal enterprise.
Prosecutors emphasize that the Bitcoins were seized in connection with a probe of the online drug marketplace -- not because they were Bitcoins.
A Connecticut man who says he has terminal cancer posts a video of what appears to be a massive pot garden and asks for donations for those in need of medical marijuana.