How The Silk Road Hacker Gave Himself Away

A recent report by CNBC provides new insights into the story of Jimmy Zhong. He made headlines last year when he was arrested for stealing over 50,000 bitcoin from the Silk Road marketplace.

How Jimmy Zhong Got the Police Involved

The story began in March 2019 when Jimmy Zhong called the police in Athens, Georgia, to report that someone had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from his home. This phone call triggered an investigation into the theft. Initially, the police, who were used to college town-type crimes like break-ins, bar fights, and assorted rowdiness, couldn’t suspect Zhong’s crime. According to the report:

“The 911 call…

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