An Interview With A Digital Drug Lord: The Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts (Q&A) - Forbes
Geege Schuman stashed this in Bitcoin
What would you say your title is, though? Are you essentially the owner of the site? Another way to ask this: How are the profits from the site divvied up among its staff?
I control the important Silk Road assets. Only I have access to the private keys corresponding to the Silk Road and forum URLs for example as well as my public PGP key. This ensures that when you see a signed message from me, or visit silkroadvb5piz3r.onion, you know you can trust it’s from me. I’m also the only one with access to the wallets that back the accounts and escrow on Silk Road, so there is no possibility of a rogue member of my team running off with the funds. Regarding profits, I’ll say this much… the vast majority are retained as assets of Silk Road and used to maintain and expand the enterprise and for future projects.
Bitcoin and drugs really do seem tied together.
currency and in-demand items are always tied together
Drugs themselves would be a form of currency if they didn't expire so easily.