Most Bitcoin enthusiasts are well aware of the Silk Road debacle. This infamous darknet marketplace was shut down in 2013, and numerous associated individuals have been arrested over the years. The latest name to be of interest in this investigation is James Ellingson. He has been arrested in Vancouver this month, and currently awaits trial.
It has been a while since anything new happened to pertain to the Silk Road investigation. The now defunct darknet marketplace effectively helped put Bitcoin on the map in a major way. It has also been the source of a lot of concerns and illicit activity. When the marketplace was shut down in 2013, it even spawned several clones which were all shut down in quick succession as well.