Former Secret Service Agent Who Stole $820K In Bitcoins Pleads Guilty To Felonies Connected To Silk Road InvestigationA former Secret Service agent who stole $820,000 worth of bitcoin from the Silk Road online black market while investigating it pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Monday to two felony charges.
Programmer Accused Of Running Online Black Market Silk Road 2.0 Arrested In San Francisco26-year-old Blake Benthall has agreed to be transferred in custody to New York to face multiple charges for allegedly running the Silk Road 2.0 underground website.
United Way To Begin Accepting Bitcoin DonationsOne of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency Bitcoin.
Silk Road Search Was Illegal, Defense Lawyer SaysLawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the San Francisco man charged with operating Silk Road—an online marketplace for illegal drugs, are asking a judge in New York to toss out most of the evidence against him.
Jump On Tomorrow: Obama In The Bay, Caltrans Bridge Demolition, New Bitcoin RulesTraffic could be bad as President Obama and Hillary Clinton will be in the Bay Area Wednesday. Pacifica residents could get a rude awakening as Caltrans demolishes a bridge. New rules to regulate Bitcoin will be published to help regulate the cryptocurrency.
Scavenger Hunts Attracts Stoners And Techies With Cannabis, Bitcoin Hidden GiveawaysThe hidden cash treasure hunt that's become popular around the Bay Area is going digital, with a little something for marijuana enthusiasts, too.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Accept Bitcoin Campaign DonationsCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is among the first big-name politicians to accept donations in the peer-to-peer payment system known as bitcoin.
NFL Agent Marlon Sullivan Charged In Murder Plot, Tied To Leland Yee, Raymond ChowCOMMENTARY: The headlines scream about State Senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mobster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, but the evidence against NFL sports agent wunderkind Marlon Sullivan could shake the sports world.
IRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Taxed Like Property, Not CurrencyVirtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property -- not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday. The IRS says bitcoin is not legal tender. You can't use it to pay your taxes.
Bitcoin ATM Arrives In Mountain ViewA Bitcoin ATM is set to be unveiled at a conference in Silicon Valley Thursday, the first of its kind in California for the digital currency.
SF Man Indicted On Charges Of Running Illegal Online Drug WebsiteA San Francisco man has been indicted on charges he was the mastermind behind a secret website that brokered more than $1 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services.
2 Bitcoin Operators Charged In SF Drug Website BustThe top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, authorities said Monday.