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What happened to the rest of the Silk roads bitcoin?
I’ve looked for a few articles on this topic, but it seems only 144k btc were ever collected. The site collected 600k+ according to its back end? It’s stated that Ross Ulbricht, the guy found logged in moved btc a week prior to getting caught on another computer that’s never been found. I find it hard to believe this guy just had one or two stashes. Anyone have any legit theory’s not just conspiracy theories or is this guy just sitting on some massive hidden stash that neither he or his family can’t touch?
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