The alleged Dread Pirate Roberts faces up to life in prison after a jury finds him guilty of the so-called "kingpin" charge, among others.
In the latest trial twist, millions of dollars in bitcoins were found flowing to the laptop of Ross Ulbricht.
According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.
A college friend of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht testifies against him during the trial's second week.
Brian Richard Farrell was identified by Homeland Security in July and arrested Tuesday following an investigation into his alleged activities on the black market site Silk Road 2.0.
The trial of the mastermind behind Silk Road began with the defense admitting Ross Ulbricht founded the illicit online drug marketplace but arguing he really wasn't the true operator of the site.
BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem is sentenced to two years prison time, despite asking to be let off free to "change the world."
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.
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.
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