$1B of Bitcoin from Silk Road wallet moves for first time since 2015

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An anonymous crypto user has just moved 69,370 Bitcoin from an address associated with the Silk Road darknet market that more recently has become a popular hacking target. According...

Exit scams and regulations disrupt global darknet markets

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A report published by blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has detailed significant disruptions to the clandestine darknet marketplace sector following a spate of exit scams during recent months. Despite opportunities for...

Monero scam was at the center of Trump campaign website defacement

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Written by Joe Warminsky Oct 28, 2020 |...

Crooked police chief sentenced to 8 years for dark web shenanigans

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Former police chief Yuri Zaitsev was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for acting as a bounty hunter for a dark web marketplace. In December 2018, Zaitsev was working...

US financial watchdog fines early Bitcoin mixer $60M for money laundering

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The founder and operator of some of the first "mixing" services in crypto will have to cough up $60 million to United States regulators, even as he faces continued...

Eastern Europe’s sixth-largest crypto service is a darknet market

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Blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis has found that darknet markets exert a disproportionate presence in Eastern Europe’s crypto sector.In an excerpt from Chainalysis’ 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, the firm...

Darknet, cryptocurrency and two intersecting health crises

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While the precise origin of the COVID-19 pandemic is unknown, it has infected more than 30 million people, with almost 1 million confirmed to have died from it as...