BitCoin Users Angry With FBI Seizure Of Silk Road Funds
Peter Donnell / 8 years ago
Silk Road may have been taken online, but that doesn’t mean the sites users are just going to give up! Especially when hundreds of the sites customers have lost a combined total of $80 million in BitCoins as the FBI tries to gain access to the funds.
Pro-drug advocates, as well as many other users of the sites have been trolling the FBI as best they can via the site blockchain.info after Silk Road users identified the FBI’s wallet details, then used blockchain to post publicly visible messages along with tiny transactions.
Because they now have the FBI’s wallet details, users have been making tiny transactions of 0.00000001 Bitcoins, worth around around 1/1000p this allows them to leave a short message with their transaction and is providing them with a cheap way to voice their concerns at the agency.
“Take the drugs, take the domain, but don’t take the people’s Bitcoins. This seizure was only legal because Bitcoin is not recognized as a currency,” says one.
“The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs”.
“The musicians that made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years were real f****** high on drugs,”
“The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few tunes.”
“Many items sold through Silk Road were perfectly legal, There is no way to know whether these funds were to be used for illicit purchases. Users should be allowed to withdraw their funds.”
With everything from Bill Hicks to Thomas Jefferson being quoted they likely thing they’re making a stand, but it seems there is little hope for the users given that the funds were used on an illegal site, with a still somewhat shaky digital currency.
Thank you The Guardian for providing us with this information.