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# Silk Road

Last year
US seizes $3.4 billion in bitcoin stolen from dark web marketplace Silk Road
The latest operation marks the Justice Department’s second-largest crypto seizure.
All time
Irish man sentenced to six years in US prison over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy
Gary Davis (31) was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July 2018.
Dark web drug dealer jailed for 5 years after rebooting notorious Silk Road website
FBI agents shut down the first incarnation of the Silk Road site in October 2013.
Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy
The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.
Supreme Court clears the way for extradition of Wicklow man accused of helping run Silk Road website
Gary Davis will now face trial in the US on charges including conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
Alleged Silk Road administrator takes case to Supreme Court in a bid to avoid US extradition
It is alleged that Gary Davis was paid $1,500 per week for his services.
Alleged Silk Road admin with 'severe Asperger's' led away from family ahead of extradition
Gary Davis has been led away from his family and now faces extradition to the US.
Your crash course in... The Irish connections to the secretive Dark Web
A quick run through of what you need to know about the depths of the internet.
High Court orders Wicklow man to be extradited to the US to face black market Silk Road charges
27-year-old Gary Davis could face a life sentence if convicted in the US.
US seeks extradition of Wicklow man over black market 'Silk Road' website
The 27-year-old is wanted for trial by US authorities on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator
Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.
Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin
Two agents have been charged with stealing the online currency after Silk Road was seized by the FBI.
The man behind the Silk Road drug website could spend the rest of his life in prison
He adopted the name Dread Pirate Roberts and was accused of brokering over $200 million in drug deals.
Bitcoin exchanges investigated over possible Silk Road connections
The FBI has issued subpoenas to a number of bitcoin exchanges as it continues its investigations into the site.
Bit-convicts? Online exchangers charged with money laundering
Robert Faiella, also known as ‘BTCKing’, and Charlie Shrem were arrested by DEA officers in Manhattan.
Silk Road forfeits $28 million worth of Bitcoins from its servers
US authorities revealed that Silk Road forfeited 29,655 Bitcoins, the largest ever foreiture of its kind.
FBI shuts down site that sold $80m worth of drugs, hitmen services and other illegal items
The man who ran the Deep Web website from his San Francisco apartment has been arrested and charged.
Irish adventurers near end of 16,000km trek from Istanbul to Shanghai
Maghnus Collins and David Burns are 450km from the finishing post but more challenges are in-store.
One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai
Five countries, three deserts and one mountain range will be crossed by the fundraising duo by the time they reach the east coast of China.