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Governments Seize the Opportunity to Control Bitcoin

Governments Seize the Opportunity to Control Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
CoinTelegraph highlights some recent events overlooked by the Bitcoin industry that immediately precipitated the announcement including an FBI “playbook” and European seizure survey.
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Lawyer: Charleston man victim of mistaken identity in DEA bitcoin seizure

Lawyer: Charleston man victim of mistaken identity in DEA bitcoin seizure | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
A Charleston man linked to the first-ever law enforcement seizure of digital bitcoins might have been the victim of mistaken identity, according to a writer who chronicles the so-called "crypto-currency."
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Article quotes Brian Cohen and cites Let's Talk Bitcoin

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American University National Security Law Brief: Beyond the Silk Road: Unregulated Decentralized Virtual Currencies Continue to Endanger US National Security and Welfare

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Law Brief cites Article by Brian Cohen and Adam B. Levine in Let's Talk Bitcoin! 

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A Fistful of Bitcoins

A Fistful of Bitcoins | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Bitcoin, the world's first decentralized digital currency, doesn't exist on paper. It has no public face or founder and it isn't regulated or backed by a government. You probably haven't even heard of it.
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References Brian Cohen, Adam B. Levine and Let's Talk Bitcoin!

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Muck Rack - Journalists comments on: Let's Talk Bitcoin! from tumblr.com

Muck Rack - Journalists comments on: Let's Talk Bitcoin! from tumblr.com | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Muck Rack is where journalists and sources connect. Find, follow and send spam-free pitches to journalists you need to know. Journalists can build portfolios and accelerate their careers.
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Journalists comments on: Let's Talk Bitcoin! article by Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine)

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Today's Scuttlebot: Pulling the Plug on MSN TV, and Computers Guessing Emotions

Today's Scuttlebot: Pulling the Plug on MSN TV, and Computers Guessing Emotions | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it

The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items."

 

Bitcoins Seized by D.E.A.
Let’s Talk Bitcoin |  The Drug Enforcement Administration appears to be the first government agency to seize Bitcoins, during a South Carolina drug bust.  — Amy O’Leary

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Let's Talk Bitcoin! Research Article by Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) Referenced and Linked to by The New York Times

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bitcoin seized first Stories - Digg

bitcoin seized first Stories - Digg | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The best bitcoin seized first stories on the Internet including articles, videos, and photos.
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Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) article/original research in Let's Talk Bitcoin! linked to in front pages of Social Media sites such as Digg.com and Slashdot. It additionally received much attention at the Bitcoin and Technology Sub Reddit.

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Bitcoins Seized In Drug Bust - Slashdot

Bitcoins Seized In Drug Bust - Slashdot | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
First time accepted submitter Salo2112 writes "In a case believed to be the first of its kind, federal authorities have seized a Charleston man's virtual currency due to an alleged drug law violation with possible links to a shadowy online black...
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Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) article/original research in Let's Talk Bitcoin! linked to in front pages of Social Media sites such as Digg.com and Slashdot.  It additionally received much attention at the Bitcoin and Technology Sub Reddit.

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Bitcoins seized by Drug Enforcement Agency - CoinDesk

Bitcoins seized by Drug Enforcement Agency - CoinDesk | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has posted a notice stating that it seized bitcoins from an individual for purchasing a controlled substance.
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Brian Cohen (And Adam B. Leveine) Let's Talk Bitcoin! research linked to/referenced 

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Trouble with Bitcoin as the government muscles in | PCWorld

Trouble with Bitcoin as the government muscles in | PCWorld | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Cease-and-desist letters, extreme volatility, asset seizures—it's all in a day's work for the world's most interesting currency.
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Drug Enforcement Agency Seizes First Bitcoins From Silk Road Dealer

Drug Enforcement Agency Seizes First Bitcoins From Silk Road Dealer | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Drug Enforcement Agency has seized 11.02 Bitcoins—about $800—from a drug dealer in South Carolina who had been using Silk Road.
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Brian Cohen (And Adam B. Levine) Research reference/link to Let's Talk Bitcoin!

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U.S. feds make their first-ever Bitcoin seizure

U.S. feds make their first-ever Bitcoin seizure | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
It may be the currency of the future, but it now appears that Bitcoin is not immune to the U.S. government's prying eyes and hands — especially when it's being used to fuel black market activities.
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Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) Research cited in Let's Talk Bitcoin article: 

 

According to Let's Talk Bitcoin, a DEA agent could have taken control of a computer with an unencrypted wallet and transfer the amount to a DEA controlled wallet.

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U.S. government makes its first-ever Bitcoin seizure

U.S. government makes its first-ever Bitcoin seizure | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The DEA has seized 11 bitcoins from an alleged drug buyer.
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"The DEA appears to have been the first agency to seize actual Bitcoins from an individual with this seizure," wrote Brian Cohen and Adam B. Levine on the blog Let's Talk Bitcoin. "Exactly how the Bitcoin was seized is not known as of this writing."

 

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Charleston Man Accused of Selling Drugs for Bitcoin on Silk Road, Victim of Mistaken Identity

Charleston Man Accused of Selling Drugs for Bitcoin on Silk Road, Victim of Mistaken Identity | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Post and Courier, a Charleston, South Carolina newspaper, has reported that a man who was accused of doing business on Silk Road, a DarkNet...
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Quotes Brian Cohen in article for Let's Talk Bitcoin

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DEA Seizes Bitcoin: Seizure Points to Earlier Mistaken Identity | Lets Talk Bitcoin

DEA Seizes Bitcoin: Seizure Points to Earlier Mistaken Identity | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Let's Talk Bitcoin is a twice weekly show about the ideas, people and projects building the new digital economy and the future of money.
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The Ultimate Bitcoin Question: Can the Feds Spend $3.3M in Seized Digital Currency? | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

The Ultimate Bitcoin Question: Can the Feds Spend $3.3M in Seized Digital Currency? | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
When the FBI seizes millions of dollars in cash from some warehouse at the heart of an urban drug cartel, the money winds up in a government building somewhere, and eventually, it finds its way into a government bank account, where it helps pay for...
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References Let's Talk BItcoin Article by Brian Cohen and Adam B. Levine

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Users Bitcoins Seized by DEA

Users Bitcoins Seized by DEA | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Drug Enforcement Administration posted an Official Notification that Bitcoin (i.e. property) belonging to Eric Daniel Hughes was seized for forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881, because the p...
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By Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine)

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Arrested suspect denies that DEA-seized bitcoins are his

Arrested suspect denies that DEA-seized bitcoins are his | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Lawyer tells Ars: "[My client has] never used Bitcoin, no."
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Article from Let's Talk Bitcoin! by Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) linked to referenced. 

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First ever Bitcoin bust: Feds seize electronic currency 'in connection to shadowy internet drug bazaar'

First ever Bitcoin bust: Feds seize electronic currency 'in connection to shadowy internet drug bazaar' | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
A Charleston, South Carolina man received a dubious honor last week when his Bitcoins became the first ever seized by the U.S. government.
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Links to Let's Talk Bitcoin!  Article by Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine)

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Users’ Bitcoins Seized by DEA : technology

Users’ Bitcoins Seized by DEA : technology | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
reddit: the front page of the internet
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Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) article/original research in Let's Talk Bitcoin! linked to in front pages of Social Media sites such as Digg.com and Slashdot. It additionally received much attention at the Bitcoin and Technology Sub Reddit.

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Digital currency seized in alleged drug law violation in Charleston

Digital currency seized in alleged drug law violation in Charleston | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
In a case believed to be the first of its kind, federal authorities have seized a Charleston man's virtual currency due to an alleged drug law violation with possible links to a shadowy online black market.
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Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Levine) Let's Talk Bitcoin! Research referenced in article.

 

"Let's Talk Bitcoin! bloggers traced the activity for the Bitcoin account number listed in the DEA notice and found a transaction for 11.02 Bitcoins on April 12, the date the DEA stated the funds were seized."

 

Additionally, Adam B. Levine was quoted in the article.

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Drug Enforcement Administration seizes 11 Bitcoins from alleged Silk Road dealer

Drug Enforcement Administration seizes 11 Bitcoins from alleged Silk Road dealer | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized 11.02 Bitcoins worth $814.22 from an accused drug dealer in South Carolina, according to a government press release spotted by Bitcoin bloggers. It is...
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The DEA Seized Bitcoins In A Silk Road Drug Raid | TechCrunch

The DEA Seized Bitcoins In A Silk Road Drug Raid | TechCrunch | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
In the underground world of the deep web there are few places as nefarious as Silk Road. The site, hidden on the Tor network has long been one of the primary venues for buying and selling contraband using Bitcoin.
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Brian Cohen (and Adam B. Leveine) Research referenced/Linked to in Let's Talk Bitcoin!

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US cops make 'first ever' Bitcoin seizure following house raid • The Register

US cops make 'first ever' Bitcoin seizure following house raid • The Register | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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The Register calls Brian Cohen & Adma B. Levine "Eagle-eyed Bitcoin Advocates"

 

"The case came to light thanks to eagle-eyed Bitcoin advocates, who searched the police record of seizures."

 

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The DEA Seizes Drug Dealer’s BitCoin Cache

The DEA Seizes Drug Dealer’s BitCoin Cache | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
DEA agents have seized 11.2 Bitcoins from a man in South Carolina accused of dealing drugs through the infamous Silk Road online marketplace
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Quoted by Article

 

“This could mean that either the DEA took control of a computer with an unencrypted wallet and transferred the amount to a DEA controlled wallet, or more likely that this was not an in-person confiscation at all,” wrote Brian Cohen and Adam Levine on Let’s Talk BitCoin blog."

 

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