Overstock bought three domain names and three social media handles for 150 bitcoin, hacker publishes meta-data details of Silk Road judge KatherineForest’s work accounts and more top stories for June 15.
Overstock Buys Domain Names and Social Net Handles with Bitcoin
According to thedomains.com, Overstock bought three domain names and three social media handles from Anonymous Media LLC. for 150 bitcoin. The first major retailer to accept bitcoin as payment is said to have purchased the domain names O.ly, O.vu and O.cr as well as the social networking handles of twitter.com/O; vimeo.com/O and O.tumblr.com, back in December 2014.
As such, this purchase may well be the first time a major merchant has spent bitcoins earned directly, without converting them to fiat currency.
Anonymous Hacker ‘Doxes’ JudgeKatherineForest in Silk Road Retaliation
An anonymous hacker who goes by the pseudonym PH1K3 published meta-data details about Silk Road judge KatherineForest’s work accounts, email interactions, websites visited, and more. This “doxing” was in retaliation to the judge’s role in sentencing Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht to life in a high security prison.
In a statement, PH1K3 said:
“Ross Ulbricht is a programmer like me, just that we code different stuff. Ross coded a platform, he created Silk