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  • Silk Road operator found guilty

    February 4, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    The suspected operator of the underground website Silk Road was convicted on Wednesday on narcotics and other criminal charges for his role in orchestrating a scheme that enabled around $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using bitcoins.

    Ross Ulbricht, 30, was convicted...

  • Illegal? Just a bit(coin)

    By Jared Sichel

    January 27, 2014 | 4:25 pm

    It seems that reality imitates Hollywood. Fresh off two films that made Jews inaccurately appear more materialistic and valueless than the rest of American culture ("American Hustle" and "Wolf of Wall Street"), Charlie Shrem, a Yeshiva of Flatbush alum, was arrested Sunday on four...

  • Schmoozing with the Shammes of Shanghai

    By Jack Weiss

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The shammes of Shanghai is an 87-year-old man named Wang Fa Liang. I often write for this paper when I return from overseas travel, but halfway through my recent trip to China with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, I was at a loss for a topic. And then I played hooky one morning in...