カテゴリー: darknet

Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own Death

Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own DeathA former administrator from the now-defunct Silk Road marketplace is recounting his story in a tell-all book and movie deal. After being arrested in 2013, darknet moderator Curtis Green was involved in a bizarre conspiracy with corrupt Silk Road investigators and was later told to fake his own death. Also read: Tales From A Dead Man: […]

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Silk Road Fake Murder Mystery May Be Solved

Rather than round up a series of stories from the deep web, this week we’re focusing on just the one. The tale, concerning Silk Road’s most enduring mystery, is so labyrinthine it warrants recounting in full. Also read: 5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything ‘Redandwhite’ Indicted in Black and White Silk […]

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The Daily: US Defense Department Probes Blockchain, Singapore Approves 1X

The Daily: US Defense Department Probes Blockchain, Singapore Approves 1XIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover cryptocurrency-related news from different parts of the world. Documents have revealed that an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) plans to investigate the technology behind Bitcoin, while a teenager in Israel has been convicted of making bomb threats in exchange for BTC. In India, a […]

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Deep Web Roundup: Market Vendors Monitored, Darknet Benefits Revealed

Deep Web Roundup: Monitoring Market Vendors, Darknet Benefits RevealedThe internet layer that’s accessible via the Tor browser was instrumental in the growth of Bitcoin in its early years. Since then, darknet marketplaces have proliferated, but have come to play a lesser role in the development of cryptocurrencies. In this roundup we consider two recent research papers that provide an insight into features, benefits, […]

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Deep Web Roundup: 20 Years for ‘Oxymonster,’ New Darknet Monitoring Tool

Deep Web Roundup: 20 Years for ‘OxyMonster’, New Darknet Monitoring ToolTwo stories stand out in our latest trawl of the deep web for news that filters through to the cryptosphere. One concerns the sentencing of Dream vendor “Oxymonster,” whose controversial prosecution on U.S. soil is part of a wider trend. We also take a look at Blocktag, a new tool for monitoring darknet sales. Also […]

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Deep Web Roundup: Intelligence Official Charged With Selling Secrets, Disney Visits the Darknet

Deep Web Roundup: Intelligence Official Charged With Selling Secrets, Disney Visits the DarknetA French intelligence official has been charged with selling state secrets on the dark web for BTC. Also in this roundup, we look at a new threat analysis tool trawling deep web sites for certain keywords and detail a surprise namecheck in Disney’s latest movie. Also read: Banks, Money Mules and Front Companies Aid Terrorists in […]

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Deep Web Roundup: New Search Engine + Tor Browser, Same Old War on Drugs

Deep Web Roundup: New Search Engine and Tor Browser, Same Old War on DrugsIn this latest edition of our periodic deep web series, we bring news of Tor 8 – the most feature-rich onion browser yet. We also take a first look at a clearnet web browser that trawls the darknet, and cover the fallout from the Alphabay shutdown, whose repercussions rumble on to this day. Also read: Russian […]

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The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More Traction

The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More TractionSince the dawn of the Silk Road and the myriad of darknet markets (DNM) that followed, it’s been a cat and mouse game between law enforcement and DNM vendors and users. Also read: Proof-of-Stake is a Rebranded Version of the Old Financial System Operation Bayonet For a while, after the Silk Road was taken down it […]

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Deep Web Roundup: BCH Adoption Increases and Dread Rises

Deep Web Roundup: BCH Adoption Increases and Dread RisesThe specter of the deep web looms large over everything bitcoin does. You won’t hear it mentioned by VCs funding blockchain startups, or by options exchanges applying for bitcoin ETFs, but the darknet is the reason we’re all here. A periodic glance into the latest from the deep web provides an insight into the underbelly […]

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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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