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ICOs Come to Dark Net Markets with Tochka Coin Paving the Way

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Crime, News, Tech

ICOs Come to Dark Net Markets with Tochka Coin Paving the Way

Dark net markets (DNMs), better known as online marketplaces for drugs and other contraband items, are on the rise. These markets are commonly used to trade items of dubious, and often, illegal nature in exchange for digital currencies such as bitcoin, ether, litecoin, and monero. In a surprising twist though, one DNM Tochka announced the launch of a digital currency…

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Authorities Blame Bitcoin for Rising Drug Usage, Fail to Consider Loopholes

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Regulation

Authorities Blame Bitcoin for Rising Drug Usage, Fail to Consider Loopholes

Designed as a peer-to-peer, borderless, digital payment solution, bitcoin (BTC) continually finds itself shrouded in controversies, scams, uninformed media claims and, unfortunately, dark net marketplaces. Bitcoin’s Properties Make It a Perfect Darknet Currency Although bitcoin’s existence is that of a simple digital token, its misuse results in widespread legal crackdowns. Gangsters and darknet entrepreneurs increasingly use BTC to finance their…

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How the Dutch Police Took Over Bitcoin Dark Market ‘Hansa’

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

How the Dutch Police Took Over Bitcoin Dark Market ‘Hansa’

Way back in the earlier days of bitcoin (BTC), before all these blockchain startups started giving cryptos a better name, the most famous use for them was on the Dark Web. Online markets cropped up, and trafficking in illicit goods picked up quickly to meet demand. The most popular being the infamous Silk Road marketplace, but others like AlphaBay, Ramp,…

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US Naval Academy Investigate Internal Bitcoin Drug Ring

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

US Naval Academy Investigate Internal Bitcoin Drug Ring

It is no news that bad actors use cryptocurrency to carry out illicit activities on the Dark Neb. However what is surprising is that Military personnel who are supposed to uphold law and order are now the ones breaking the law. US Navy investigators are currently probing claims of a Military drug ring at the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis,…

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Nearly Half of the Darknet Drug Trading Happens in the EU, but the Scope of the Market Remains Insignificant

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Nearly Half of the Darknet Drug Trading Happens in the EU, but the Scope of the Market Remains Insignificant

Recently the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA) published an extensive report about the darknet markets and their use in the drug trade. The report marks the EU as a center of the darknet drug trade – but considers its share out of all drug trafficking that takes place as insignificant. Nevertheless, the agency sees a chance…

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Dark Web Vendor Offers Incredible Lindauer Painting for $666,775

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Dark Web Vendor Offers Incredible Lindauer Painting for $666,775

The New Zealand dark web market makes history as it sells the rare and prolific paintings for the first time. According to a report by Wired on November 23, dark net vendor announces the listing of a treasured national painting being sold on the white shadow marketplace. Jim Wheeler, a cyber expert and CEO of ReSolve Cyber, found the painting….

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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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Ross Ulbricht’s Appeal Rejected, Judges Blast Drug Policy

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Ross Ulbricht’s Appeal Rejected, Judges Blast Drug Policy

US Judges uphold Ross Ulbricht’s life sentence Reuters reported on May 31, as the self-confessed mastermind of the infamous Silk Road deep web marketplace lost an appeal to overturn his conviction. On May 31, 2017, the Court of Appeals in New York rejected the appeal, where Ulbricht’s lawyers argued that their client was not given a fair trial due to…

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