Bitcoin prices, above $625 yesterday, have fallen allmost to $550. The Silk Road stash has a current value of ~$16M.
Meanwhile, popular Bitcoin wallet/exchange Coinbase says it plans to offer merchant clients an automated means of giving discounts to shoppers who pay in Bitcoin.
After handling their first $1M in Bitcoin transactions for free, Coinbase charges clients a 1% fee - easily below the 2%-4% fees typically charged by credit-card processors.
Yesterday: Expedia joins Bitcoin bandwagon