When online black market Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht was arrested last week the FBI seized around 26,000 in Bitcoin — now revealed, the FBI's Bitcoin "wallet" address is the target of small bitcoin payments with snarky messages.
At the FBI's Silkroad Seized Coins address, an increasing number of payments to the tune of 0.00000001 BTC are coming in with messages attached as a so-called "public note."
The messages now span three pages of snark, anger, defiance, trolling and political spankings.
One public note on Blockchain reads: "The only way to have a drug-free world is to have a people-free world. And even then, the animals will get stoned."
Another says: "Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. -Abraham Lincoln."
A common public note message for the feds is, "You cannot arrest an idea."
The criminal complaint against Ulbricht claimed his commissions were around $80 million, or 600,000 bitcoins.
With spam and fake donation solicitation for sex change operations, the FBI is — of course — being trolled through the Blockchain public note system for "Silkroad Seized Coins."
I THOUGHT OF SNIFFING FARTS WHILST SENDING THESE BITCOINS TO YOU [source]
But many have teeth:
This page shows how Bitcoin is more transparent than the US government. [source]
There are several Thomas Jefferson quotes. A popular message appears to be a Howard Zinn quote, "They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war."
Some public notes are links to images — which mostly mock Ross Ulbricht for getting caught.