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The last few months have demonstrated that Bitcoin is really, really not anonymous. Take, for example, Aleš Janda's website WalletExplorer. Janda's site claims to accurately identify not only individual addresses, but the entire wallets (composed of hundreds or even thousands of addresses) used by big names like BTCJam...
The early 20th century was a hard time to be an alcohol drinker. And 15th century New England was a hard place to be a female atheist. Similarly, most of the world in the 21st century is a hard place to be a drug user (if you buy from someone other than the government-supported drug dealers known as “pharmaceutical com...
Cointelegraph chatted with Marshall Hayner, the co-founder of Trees, a unique “cannabis delivery startup app” that accepts bitcoin and also hopes to employ drones in the future.
Maximilian S. was an aspiring drug kingpin who ran an entire operation for two years out of his mother’s flat.
In 2015, there has been no bigger story than the conviction and sentencing of Silk Road’s creator Ross Ulbricht to life in prison last month.
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The closure of Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 did not mean the end of “The Dark Web,” only the mainstream’s exposure to it. Shutting down “The Dark Web” is like shutting down an ant colony or life at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean
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 Ev...
DopeCoin, the world’s first cannabis-themed digital coin, has announced the first official Grow Network for DopeCoin, with the first grow opening in Canada.
Greece finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, resigns after Greece votes 'No'; Mt. Gox Trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, extends deadline for filing claims to July 29 and more news
A global drug survey has shown an increase in online drug business; an Australian based startup has launched a finance social network and more news.
Bitcoin is helping fuel a scientific crowdfunding site with a non-traditional fundraising bent. Indysci, as the company is called, funds open-source scientific projects that anyone can look at, modify, or use. The first project on the agenda, dubbed Project Marilyn, will pour donations into research for an open-source ...
Grams, possibly the first search engine for the black market, is almost a carbon copy of Google’s homepage – with a different aim.
Mexican drug cartels generate a lot of profit in the USA, which is one of their main markets. How is this money transferred back to Mexico?
Bitcoin’s public image took another hit as the CEO and the CTO of the popular peer-to-peer exchange Paxful were arrested in South Beach on multiple weapons and drugs charges.
Rumour has long been that Homeland Security in the United States has been interested in Bitcoin’s role in the buying and selling of drugs and other illegal goods and services.
Bitcoin ATMs are highly concentrated in minority areas in New York City.Some suggest they are targeting minorities involved in the drugs trade.
As the European Drug Report 2016 comes out, CoinTelegraph speaks to Peter Todd about Monero, the decriminalization of Bitcoin and the right to protect one’s privacy.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, CoinTelegraph investigates just how much Ireland had been impacted by Bitcoin.
We look at the 10 top bitcoin fiascos, related to money laundering, funding criminals, extortion, Ponzi and MLM, drug dealing, kidnapping, dodgy banks and the fall of Mt.Gox.
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