DHS fingered Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles as original Silk Road founder

In the third day of the Silk Road trial in New York City, suspect Ross Ulbricht’s defense has pointed the finger at Karpeles, the former owner of Mt. Gox, once one the biggest Bitcoin exchanges on the planet.

To back them up, Homeland Security agent Jared Der-Yeghiayan testified that his two-year investigation into Silk Road led squarely to Karpeles, a self-proclaimed “hacker.”

The crux of Ulbricht’s defense is that while he did create Silk Road as an “economic experiment,” he gave it up within a few months after its creation. Now, Ulbricht's defense is pointing to Karpeles as the man who not only took up the Silk Road ownership but actually committed every single crime for which Ulbricht is charged.
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