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How Crypto Price is Controlled by Dark Markets

You hear stories like that all the time — someone bought, mined, or get payed in Bitcoins in 2011, dumped old computer, and then — bam! — the coins are worth 4 000 $ each in 2017. There is no use crying over spilled crypto milk — very few saw that coming. But what caused such massive cash influx into Bitcoin? Why it […]

Ichidan is a new Network Monitor for Tor Hidden Services

Even though the darknet is not accessed by most internet users, there is still a lot of valuable information to be found on all of these platforms. Finding the right content can be a bit challenging, though. Thanks to new search engines such as Ichidan, that becomes slightly easier. It is not exactly the Google of […]

Monero Is Not Just a Tool for Hiding Illegal Activity

The darknet has had an undeniable impact on the growth of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin saw most of its first use cases thanks to the darknet. Unfortunately, this also means Bitcoin and some other cryptocurrencies will always be associated with criminal activity, especially over the internet. Monero falls victim to the same stereotypes, even though it makes […]

Password Reuse Exposes Dream Darknet Vendors to Law Enforcement

Not too long ago, we touched on the need for internet users to avoid bad passwords. People commonly reuse their passwords across many different platforms. This is a huge problem because it makes it easier for criminals to hack those individuals’ accounts. It now appears darknet users fall victim to the same issue, which recently allowed Dutch police […]

Hansa Marketplace was Controlled by Law Enforcement Agents Prior to Shutting it Down

The Hansa darknet marketplace has been shut down by law enforcement officials. This news comes as a big surprise, considering the AlphaBay platform disappeared not too long ago as well. These are troublesome times for darknet users, as law enforcement officials seemingly have their finger on the pulse of every marketplace in existence right now. […]

Global Police Operation Undermines Darknet Markets

A major operation orchestrated by the FBI, DEA, Dutch National Police, and Europol managed to infiltrate and undermine the underground infrastructure of two primary interconnected darknet marketplaces.  Also read: Ethereum’s Parity Client Users Lose Millions in a Multi-Sig Hack International investigators officially seized Hansa dark site today along with Alphabay, shutting the sites down. These pages traded roughly 350,000 […]

Hansa Darknet Marketplace Officially Bans Fentanyl Sales

Darknet markets are undergoing some radical changes. The sudden disappearance of the AlphaBay darknet market is not the only thing people need to be concerned about. It appears Hansa, one of the darknet marketplaces around the world, has banned Fentanyl products from being sold. This drastic action against a particular type of drugs has been […]

Law Enforcement Takes Down the Biggest Darknet Market on the Deep Web

According to various reports the largest online marketplace located on the deep web, Alphabay, was seized by International law enforcement. Also read: August 1 and the Potential Disruption of the Bitcoin Network The Biggest Darknet Market on the Deep Web Has Been Shut Down By International Authorities On July 11 Bitcoin.com reported on the Alphabay darknet […]

Michael Richo Admits to Stealing US$365,000 Worth of Bitcoin From Darknet Criminals

Bitcoin has gotten a bad name by being a common payment method on the darknet. A lot of underground online criminals feel Bitcoin can provide them with an anonymous payment solution. However, this degree of criminal activity associated with Bitcoin can also attract unwanted attention. Michael Richo pleaded guilty to stealing bitcoins from darknet marketplaces. Darknet […]