A screenshot of a twitter account.
The account I attempted to 'hack.'
A screenshot of a dark web marketplace.
A typical dark web marketplace.
A screenshot of a bitcoin wallet service.
The bitcoin wallet where the money was scammed and lost.

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In 2015, I was one of the awardees of the inaugural Rhizome microgrants, and ultimately lost my $500 award in a bitcoin exit scam on the deep web. What began as a fairly facecious proposal to try and hire a hacker to get myself the Twitter handle I wanted ended in a series of bizarre rabbitholes and a lot of anxious nightmares about ending up on an FBI watchlist.

A description of the project is archived on Rhizome.org.