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.

Opinion
Changing an intelligence agency's perspective on crypto crime is the next step toward a successful crypto investigation.
Digital intelligence must overcome challenges to solving crypto crimes
Leeor Ben-Peretz
2021-08-20T14:42:00+01:00
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The United States is offering crypto assets to incentivize white hat hackers to uncover state-sponsored actors and potential terrorists on the dark web.
US State Department offers up to $10 million in crypto rewards to white hat hackers
Martin Young
2021-08-17T04:47:26+01:00
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The Biden administration reportedly intends to ramp up efforts to trace cryptocurrency payments.
US government delves deeper into crypto accountability with $10M bounty
Turner Wright
2021-07-15T17:06:51+01:00
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A Swedish-Russian citizen has been charged with operating a multi-million Bitcoin laundering service after authorities traced his crypto transactions from 2011.
Alleged $366M Bitcoin mixer busted after analysis of 10 years of blockchain data
Samuel Haig
2021-04-29T03:27:49+01:00
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The SEC has taken action against a Californian man for fraudulently offering insider stock trading tips on a darknet marketplace.
SEC issues first ever charges over phoney ‘insider information’ on darknet
Samuel Haig
2021-03-19T01:01:58+00:00
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The DoJ thinks the FBI needs to shape up when it comes to its cryptocurrency support teams.
FBI to reform virtual currency practices following DoJ recommendations
Andrew Thurman
2020-12-19T15:23:49+00:00
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Anonymous sources claim that President Trump is sympathetic to the Free Ross campaign and is considering clemency for the Silk Road founder.
Sources claim ‘sympathetic’ Trump is considering pardon for Silk Road founder
Samuel Haig
2020-12-16T05:55:54+00:00
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FinCEN has fined the operator of early crypto mixers Helix and Coin Ninja for Bank Secrecy Act violations.
US financial watchdog fines early Bitcoin mixer $60M for money laundering
Kollen Post
2020-10-19T19:23:56+01:00
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