Blue Heron Landing - 10/2013
That’s it. That’s the show.
““The FBI has not been able to get to Ulbricht’s personal Bitcoin yet,” wrote Hill. An FBI spokesperson said to Hill that the “$80m worth” that Ulbricht had “was held separately and is encrypted”. At current exchange rates, that represents slightly more than 5% of all bitcoins in circulation. Even if the FBI is not able to transfer the money, merely having possession of the wallet file itself is enough to prevent the coins being spent. The Bureau is in a position equivalent to having seized a safe belonging to a suspect with no idea of the combination – and no hope of forcing it open any other way.”
wow we’re totally living out some sort of cyberpunk novel 12-year-old me would be so stoked about the future rather than depressed like 24-year-old me
“It’s like pages that connect to other pages endlessly. I know [on Facebook] you can find someone if they list their high school or something, and click on it, but it doesn’t make much sense. I’ve seen apps on the Ellen DeGeneres show. It’s a button that leads you somewhere, like an internet page, but in a quicker way.”
He has seen printouts from Facebook, since his friend outside set up a page on his behalf so high school buddies can send him messages. Sometimes he gets them in the mail.”