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Darknet Markets and Cryptocurrencies: A “Safe” List of “Verified” Underground Marketplaces

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Darknet Markets and Cryptocurrencies: A “Safe” List of “Verified” Underground Marketplaces

The controversial darknet markets facilitate anonymous e-commerce on the unindexed part of the web, allowing users to pay with cryptocurrencies. Surprisingly, although the underground market may not be mainstream, it oversees billions of dollars in transactions in exchange for drugs, hacking services, and adult content. Reddit’s DNM Plug Pull The darknet, without a doubt, is the largest, elaborately-built, e-commerce ecosystem…

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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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Bitmixer’s Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitmixer’s Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

The swift takedown of the darknet markets (DNMs) AlphaBay and Hansa, an announcement to exit the market from Bitmixer and the arrest of Alexander Vinnik for laundering $4 billion have all shown that fungibility is still an area for improvement for Bitcoin. As bitcoin shakes off its shady image, Monero has drawn increased attention. The privacy-focused cryptocurrency experienced an outburst…

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