A darknet is a space that uses indeterminate IP addresses and is not discoverable by any usual search engines. A darknet is the place of origin for online darknet markets, which work as mediators between buyers and sellers of illegal goods and services. Darknet websites can be found only after the installation of special software or network configurations that are made to encrypt a user’s data and their access to the darknet. Darknets are supposed to be anonymous, as information about the user isn’t easily accessible and, besides that, darknet markets became available after the appearance of cryptocurrency, which is the most anonymous existing way of payment. One more reason of the flourishment of the darknet is the absence of a regulatory framework for Bitcoin in many countries.
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
The proceeds of crypto crime fell by more than $5 billion in 2020, due to increasing regulatory compliance by crypto exchanges and declining scams.
Crypto criminals got away with $5B less in 2020 as scam revenue falls
The admin of a well-known darknet market link provider claims its donation address was flagged as suspicious after it criticized Chainalysis' KYT flagging syste...
Darknet market link provider claims its Bitcoin donors’ accounts were frozen
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
CipherTrace speculated that the anonymous user made the transactions “to stay up to date with the Bitcoin network,” but it may have been hacked.
$1B of Bitcoin from Silk Road wallet moves for first time since 2015
Recent exit scams have displaced the users of darknet markets, with Eastern European-only platform Hydra now the largest worldwide.
Exit scams and regulations disrupt global darknet markets
With new technologies evolving, criminals find easier ways for illicit activities — that is the dark side of anonymity and decentralization.
Darknet, cryptocurrency and two intersecting health crises