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Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on a personal computer motherboard. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters). August 10 at 7:00 AM Email the author. Jeff Strohl’s stomach dropped when he checked his mail on July 21. “I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else,” a mysterious letter read. “More importantly, I have evidence of what you’ve been hiding.”. The letterwriter, GreySquare15, threatened to expose a secret — unless Strohl wired the sender $15,750 in bitcoin. “First, it’s disbelief. Then, a sinking feeling in your stomach — you search your soul and say ‘What have I done? What secret is actually damning?’ ” Strohl said. “Then, you recognize,... Full story

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