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DEA, Secret Service Agents Accused Of Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two former federal law enforcement agents who investigated an online marketplace used to trade drugs have been arrested and charged with...

A 39 Hour Train Ride Through China

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Matjaz Tancic

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it's easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football field...

Sino-Italian Understanding Beyond the Passage of Time

David Gosset | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
David Gosset

6 years after Gaullist France's decision to recognize the People's Republic of China but 9 years before official ambassadors could organize the diplomatic exchanges between Beijing and Washington D.C., Italy and China opened, in 1970, a new chapter in the rich history of their interactions.

Bitcoin: Is it an Economic Equalizer or a Tool for Conflict and Crime?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The general acceptance of Bitcoin could have profound consequences, leading to a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and a more stable society. But in order for that to happen, there are two important things we must do.

Accused Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Convicted On Drug Charges

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The suspected operator of the underground website Silk Road was convicted on Wednesday on narcotics and other criminal cha...

Agent Says He Was Undercover Silk Road Employee To Its Creator

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A federal agent told jurors on Wednesday he covertly became an employee of the website Silk Road, chatting with its opera...

Jury Selection Starts In Alleged 'Silk Road' Creator's Trial

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Tuesday in the trial of the suspected operator of Silk Road, an online blac...

China's Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road

David Gosset | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
David Gosset

Far from being an empty rhetorical effect, Xi Jinping's New Silk Road will not only be one of the most discussed topics of 2015, but it will profoundly mark China's coming decade and reshape Eurasia.

The New Silk Road: A True "Win-Win" or a Perilous Future?

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Akshan deAlwis

China has now stepped in and finalized a new gargantuan effort to modernize the transportation system of Thailand. One line will stretch from the border of the Nong Khai province to the Rayong province, and the other will connect the center of Thailand with Bangkok.

Jackie Chan's 'Dragon Blade' Trailer Was Made To Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment

Who needs historical accuracy anyway? The trailer for Jackie Chan's new movie "Dragon Blade" was made to win the Internet, which it did by blowing ...

Let's Make Bitcoin the Biggest Humanitarian Tool the World Has Ever Seen

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Lorelei Kelly

As the information revolution continues to redistribute power from centralized hierarchies to individuals and communities, the impact of this redistribution is often unpredictable.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/7/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.07.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Whether you were deflated or elated by Tuesday's election results, the news goes on. So see what's happening with our latest Week to Week news quiz. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Arrest Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Operator Blake Benthall

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.06.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of Blake Benthall, the man they say was behind the website Silk Road 2.0, which all...

Spies That Live Among Us

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

With satellites, Internet security breaches and code breaking, can't the Russians get the information they need without resorting to moles? The answer may surprise you.

What Ebola Tells Us About Ferguson and ISIS

L.H.M. Ling | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
L.H.M. Ling

All three crises demonstrate the futility of erecting borders, literally and figuratively. Like a virus, animus of any kind -- whether based on race or politics or simply emotion -- can spread like wildfire.

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

The Dark Web and the Power of Anonymity

Joe Ross | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There is no doubt that anonymity -- or even perceived-anonymity -- is an incredibly powerful tool on the Internet. When it comes to achieving anonymity online, it is incredibly difficult for the savvy Dark Web user and near-impossible for the casual user.

Dance Your Way Across the World

Kelly Lewis | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

Dance tours & getaways represent a growing trend in the travel industry, and are a great way to combine rhythm & movement with experiencing the world....

Here's How Much Money You're Wasting On Illegal Drugs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

Buying illegal drugs isn't just terrible for you, it's also no good for your wallet. Online black markets like Silk Road -- which the FBI shut down...

The Drugs Dilemma at World Economic Forum 2014: Right for Another Reason

Terence Steinberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Terence Steinberg

There is a new front in the war on drugs that went unmentioned during the session but is increasingly relevant. As the world has moved online, so has the drug trade.

Arrests Made In Connection To Illegal Online Drug Market

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

BERLIN (AP) — Five men have been arrested in Germany and the Netherlands in a sting operation against a website allegedly used to sell illegal drugs...

So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

It's fair to say that it has been a couple of rough months for Bitcoin, the once ballyhooed Internet currency. Just as it moved from the shadows into...

Kyrgyzstan: Winter on the Steppe

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

Despite having grown up in chilly Maine, I don't think I've ever experienced the kind of cold that is January in Kyrgyzstan.

Indictment Comes Down On Alleged Silk Road Founder

AP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man was indicted on Tuesday on charges he was the mastermind behind a secret website that brokered more than $1 bill...

A Portrait of Two Pirates: Smuggler and Enforcer in the World of Drug Trafficking

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime
Carol J. Carter

I was mortified to discover the story of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind known as Dread Pirate Roberts who was behind the multimillion dollar online drug hub, Silk Road.