How many bitcoins have been mined so far? How many bitcoins did the FBI seize during the Silk Road investigation? Where did all those bitcoins go? Who has the most number of bitcoins in the world? These are some of the questions that are bound to be asked at one time or another, unless you have already asked that to yourself.
How many bitcoins have been mined so far?
To give you the statistics, out of the total 21 million bitcoins to be mined, over 14.75 million bitcoins are already mined. The total number of bitcoins mined so far can be found at this link.
Time for the next question,
How many bitcoins did the FBI seize during Silk Road investigation?
The Baltimore Task Force comprising of federal agents from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Secret Service carried out the investigation into Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht. It is estimated that over 174000 bitcoins were confiscated from Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road put together. About 144000 bitcoins were confiscated from Ross Ulbricht’s computer and the rest was found in multiple wallets belonging to Silk Road.
That’s a lot of bitcoins. Now,
What happened to all those bitcoins?
Well, upon confiscation of