The report defines criminal whales as private wallets that hold more than $1 million worth of crypto, with more than 10% of their balances coming from illicit addresses.
Dark Web News
What is the dark web? The dark web exists as a concealed internet realm that facilitates illegal activities, such as drug sales. Certain tools are needed to access the dark web. One generally cannot explore the dark web using regular internet browsers.
Cryptocurrency has been used as dark web money at times. Between 2011 and 2013, a now-infamous online shop on the dark web called Silk Road let users buy and sell things — primarily items of questionable legality — with Bitcoin (BTC) as its method of payment. A number of other dark web stories involve the use of Bitcoin.
Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been used in tandem with shady dealings on the dark web, the crypto industry has built up more of a reputation as a legitimate industry as time has passed since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009.
Changing an intelligence agency's perspective on crypto crime is the next step toward a successful crypto investigation.2440
The United States is offering crypto assets to incentivize white hat hackers to uncover state-sponsored actors and potential terrorists on the dark web.6259
The Biden administration reportedly intends to ramp up efforts to trace cryptocurrency payments.13021
A Swedish-Russian citizen has been charged with operating a multi-million Bitcoin laundering service after authorities traced his crypto transactions from 2011.18557
The SEC has taken action against a Californian man for fraudulently offering insider stock trading tips on a darknet marketplace.10674
The DoJ thinks the FBI needs to shape up when it comes to its cryptocurrency support teams.12635
Anonymous sources claim that President Trump is sympathetic to the Free Ross campaign and is considering clemency for the Silk Road founder.11881
FinCEN has fined the operator of early crypto mixers Helix and Coin Ninja for Bank Secrecy Act violations.6587
The charges are reminiscent of events that took place during the "Silk Road" saga.7272
Users are afraid they may be in the middle of an exit scam.20604
Stealing Bitcoin from Tor users is easy.7552
Monero has experienced its biggest single day gain in hashrate since its creation back in 2014.6723
Many Russian citizens now face exploitation on the dark web after their Blockchain voting data was accidentally leaked in early July.4237
Two Costa Rican residents were charged for selling drugs worth $270 million on the darknet.6181