For some people it's a must-read: The Untold Story of Silk Road part 1 and part 2.
In case you didn't already know ... Did you know, bitcoin mining is basically the same as dice rolling? There are many articles for non-technicians about bitcoin mining, where the mining process is often explained as "solving complex equations". And these equations get more complex, when more miners compete, so the difficulty raises. That's wrong.… Read More »
By looking into the database leaked from Mt. Gox you will notice two obviously special users, one is "TIBANNE_LIMITED_HK", and the other is "THK". Both sold about 2.96 million bitcoins during the time period from August 2011 to the end of November 2013. They never bought any coins. Additionally they didn't pay any fees. What were those special users for, and… Read More »