US says $28 million Silk Road bitcoins forfeiture is the largest ever

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 6:40 PM

NEW YORK — A record $28 million of bitcoins was formally transferred to the U.S. government several months after it was seized from the server of the black market website Silk Road after the government claimed the digital currency was used to facilitate money laundering, prosecutors announced Thursday.

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