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Shadow online marketplace AlphaBay is shut down in a sting operation reminiscent of the Silk Road takedown in 2013.
The Bitcoin and altcoin market keep exhibiting a high level of volatility, suggesting easy manipulation by a minute segment of participants as the case currently may be.
Cryptocurrency use on the darkweb is beyond anyone’s control.
Zimbabwe has begun printing bond notes, allegedly pegged to the US dollar, to curb inflation, as other countries turn to Bitcoin.
Monero appears to have lost its darknet market integrations, and very well may have fallen victim to an exit scam.
OpenBazaar is growing to be a more refined, robust, secure and efficient version of eBay.
Mike Hearn and Gavin Andresen have launched Bitcoin XT, new research has found that marketplaces on the dark web frequently process more bitcoin transactions than BitPay, and more news
New York-based Bitcoin exchange itBit has revealed that it won't use Bitcoin for its upcoming Bankchain project, the NYDFS has so far received 22 BitLicense applications, and more news
As the final legal chapters close on Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road website held within the “Dark Web”, the proliferation of many, many more dark markets is making in-ternational news.
Carl Force, a member of Baltimore’s Silk Road task force and former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent has finally plead for an agreement with prosecutors.
Ripple Labs raised a US$28 million series A funding round, Ross Ulbricht's defense urges judge in Silk Road case to consider the dark market’s potential for harm reduction, and more news.
For the past couple of days, a proposal for a new kind of fully decentralized and potentially anonymous digital dark market has been circulating the Cryptography mailing list – the mailing list used by Satoshi Nakamoto to first publish the Bitcoin white paper.
The United States SOCOM has outlined how it views Bitcoin, admitting to monitoring and tracking transactions. A proposal for a decentralized local dark market has been published aiming to use the blockchain itself to share offers and requests for purchases. T-Mobile Poland installs its own BTM and much more news for March 30.
The rise of online drug markets have led to a new form of drug dealing. Rather than gravitating to dark alleyways, dealing can now be done sitting in bed in one’s underwear. That doesn't mean drug dealing is any less of a risky businesses though. People get cheated all the time. Case in point: on Tuesday, leaders of Evolution, one of the largest online drug markets, shuttered the drug market and ran off with all user funds.
Multiple major darknet marketplaces have been shut down by the FBI today thanks to an informant who worked as a moderator at least one of the sites.
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