Numlock News: November 6, 2020 • Magnetars, …

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! BTC Bitcoin is a digital currency built on blockchain technology that allows its users to remain completely anonymous, which one would think would make it perfect for buying things like drugs and hitmen. One group, Silk Road, carried out this ingenious plan until it was shut down in 2013 by an extremely mad U.S. government, which has generally frowned upon drugs and hitmen. In the wake of the crackdown on Silk Road, lots of the money remained in inaccessible bitcoin wallets, which leads us to the second thing about Bitcoin which is that while it may be anonymous, it’s also completely transparent and traceable. This week, one of the wallets associated with the criminal consortium — the fourth-richest Bitcoin address, period — had

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