a. Silk Road 2.0.
Federal investigators arrested Blake Benthall, the alleged founder of the Silk Road 2.0 site, and filed a complaint charging him with conspiracy relating to narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, transferring fraudulent identification documents and money laundering in connection with the sale of illegal goods and services on the site.
b. Shavers Ponzi Scheme.
U.S. investigators arrested Trendon Shavers, who ran a failed Bitcoin investment scheme, and filed a complaint charging him with violation of securities laws and wire fraud.