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The Mysterious Fate of Bitcoin Wallets Forfeited by the U.S. Government

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

The Mysterious Fate of Bitcoin Wallets Forfeited by the U.S. Government

It’s relatively common practice for the United States law and order machinery to seize illegally obtained properties from criminals. Traditionally, the seized properties are often in the form of black money, luxury cars, real-estate investments, and so on. Opacity in an Ocean of Transparency However, a new trend has emerged over the past few years wherein authorities are increasingly confiscating…

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Recently Closed Dark Web Marketplace AlphaBay Was Ripe Ground For Phishing

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Recently Closed Dark Web Marketplace AlphaBay Was Ripe Ground For Phishing

A hacker, operating under the pseudonym “PhishKingz,” has allegedly generated over one million dollars in just 14 months on the recently closed down dark web marketplace AlphaBay by running a phishing scam. The hacker gave an interview to DeepDotWeb detailing how profitable the operation has been. “I have a trade volume on LocalBitcoins of about 500 BTC in total. This…

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Coordinated International Law Enforcement Effort Leads to Shut Down of AlphaBay

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Coordinated International Law Enforcement Effort Leads to Shut Down of AlphaBay

On July 5, Alphabay, one of the biggest marketplaces on the dark web, went offline mysteriously with no explanation from its developers or administrators. The website has yet to resume service, and it is believed to have been shut down by law enforcement. AlphaBay started its operations in December 2014, filling the void left by the absence of Silk Road….

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AlphaBay’s Downtime Unnerves Users: Another Exit Scam?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

AlphaBay’s Downtime Unnerves Users: Another Exit Scam?

On July 5, the largest dark net marketplace globally disappeared, with vendors and buyers unable to access their accounts and any bitcoin or cryptocurrency associated with it. Five days later, on July 10, there is no sign of the marketplace coming back. As the largest dark net market, even dwarfing the infamous Silk Road, the site could be experiencing an…

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Ether to be Added as Third Supported Cryptocurrency on AlphaBay

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, News

Ether to be Added as Third Supported Cryptocurrency on AlphaBay

AlphaBay, one of the leading dark web markets, announced March 18 that they would be initiating acceptance of Ethereum’s token, ether, as a supported cryptocurrency on their website. Ether will be joining the ranks of bitcoin and monero and will be fully operational on May 1, 2017. Ethereum’s cryptocurrency, ether, is already at an all-time high, and with the announcement…

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