Crypto criminals got away with $5B less in 2020 as scam revenue falls

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Revenue from crypto-related crime dropped by more than half in 2020 according to Chainalysis’ annual report on the subject.Cybercriminals netted around $5 billion less than the $10 billion plus...

Darknet market link provider claims its Bitcoin donors’ accounts were frozen

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The administrator of dark.fail, a website providing verified links to darknet markets, claims that exchanges are unfairly closing accounts donating Bitcoin to the service after implementing a Chainalysis transaction...

FBI to reform virtual currency practices following DoJ recommendations

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A recently released U.S. Department of Justice audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) practices in regards to darknet criminal investigations concluded that the law enforcement agency is...

Sources claim ‘sympathetic’ Trump is considering pardon for Silk Road founder

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According to The Daily Beast, outgoing United States President Donald Trump is considering granting clemency to Ross Ulbricht — the founder and operator of the pioneering darknet market, Silk...

$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...