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What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur and, if push came to shove, could the platform prove […]

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Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US AuthoritiesDark web alleged Silk Road conspirator, Gary Davis of Ireland, agreed recently to be extradited to the United States. Once on US soil, he will face charges levied against him five years ago in connection with the eventual conviction of Ross Ulbricht (who prosecutors claim was the site’s mastermind). Mr. Davis, should he be convicted, […]

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European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market

European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD MarketIt appears that there is an international crackdown on darknet marketplaces trading cryptocurrencies for recreational drugs. Soon after American undercover agents exposed dozens of vendors, European forces conducted what Europol calls “Europe’s biggest ever LSD bust.” Also Read: US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown “Europe’s Biggest Ever LSD Bust” The […]

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US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet CrackdownUS authorities have revealed that their agents had been operating undercover on the Darknet for the past year. The massive operation uncovered the true identity of over fifty vendors on sites such as Silk Road, Alpha Bay, Hansa, Dream, and more. Over 35 people have already been arrested and goods worth over $23.6 million have been […]

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Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin

Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With BitcoinThis week, Elias Valentin Smith, a 20-year-old man from New Zealand, successfully appealed his prison sentence for drug dealing with bitcoin as a teenager. This was despite the fact that the court system considered the use of bitcoin as a sign of criminal sophistication. Also Read: Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Says Hong […]

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Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum

Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet ForumDespite all the Telegram groups, Discord channels and many other alternatives, Reddit remains a leading forum for the wider bitcoin community – especially for new users to learn about the concept for the first time. As such, the website holds power over the conversation and what happens on Reddit can have much wider repercussions. Also […]

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University Student Gang ”Breaking Bad” Jailed For Dealing $1M+ in Drugs for Bitcoin

University Student Gang ”Breaking Bad” Jailed For Dealing $1M+ in Drugs for BitcoinThe fall of the Silk Road marketplace continues to reverberate around the world, this week leading to a number of university students going to jail for many years. The young men have been found guilty of selling party drugs and tranquilizers online for bitcoin.  Also Read: Swiss Officials Fear ICOs Will Tarnish Reputation of ‘Crypto […]

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British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug Money

British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug MoneyA UK man living in Amsterdam is facing up to five years in prison for allegedly helping people by exchanging fiat cash for bitcoin which was used to buy drugs. He supposedly started by growing cannabis himself but soon found the bitcoin business to be more profitable by itself.   Also Read: US Navy Investigators […]

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US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy

US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval AcademyDespite recent claims that bitcoin is becoming less popular for illicit dealings on the dark web, investigations show that it is still the payment method of choice for many. The most recent example comes from the US Navy, where a few entrepreneurial cadets reportedly used bitcoin to buy drugs which they distributed to their classmates […]

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US Government to Sell Bitcoin Seized from Dark Web Dealer

US Government to Sell Bitcoin Seized from Dark Web DealerThe US government has been approved by a federal judge in Utah to sell 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash seized from an investigation involving Aaron Michael Shamo, a dark web dealer. Also Read: Bitfury as Big Brother: Mining Company Tracks Bitcoiners 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash The U.S government is expected to sell all […]

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