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Court Makes Decision on Silk Road Case!

Silk Road Case

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its decision made in August in the infamous Silk Road case, ruling that assets be put under federal control.

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This decision reinforced a previous ruling in which the government claimed rights over digital assets associated with Silk Road’s illegal activities. The seized assets include cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Bitcoin SV (BSV), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

The U.S. court made a decision in August of 2020 regarding assets exceeding the value of the Bitcoin seized in connection with the illegal activities of the Silk Road, following the U.S Department of Justice’s asset seizure decision. This decision was made after an individual known as “Person X” hacked into the Silk Road and took control.

Earlier reports stated that the Silk Road’s hacker was James Zhong and that Zhong was sentenced to a year in prison in April.

On July 2nd, a cryptocurrency wallet associated with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) moved approximately 9,825.25 Bitcoins worth about $299 million linked to the Silk Road and carried out various transactions. Crypto analysts are closely monitoring these fund movements because they are evaluating the effects of a large sale that can be made by the U.S. government on Bitcoin prices.

Ross Ulbricht, founder and manager of the illicit marketplace infamous for drug and weapon sales between 2011-2013, was sentenced to life in prison in the Silk Road case. In 2022, Ulbricht decided to use stolen Bitcoins worth $3 billion to pay his debt to the U.S. government and to forfeit his claim to 69,470 Bitcoins.

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