カテゴリー: Deep Web

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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Darknet Markets: Learning How to Get There is Half the Battle

Darknet Markets: Learning How to Get There is Half the BattleSo you’ve recently heard about a place called the Deep Web, and the underground darknet markets (DNM) that reside there offering narcotics like cannabis online. Using these websites and the wares these markets sell may be illegal in your country, so learning to take the necessary precautions before visiting a DNM is an absolute must. […]

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These Are the Most Popular Darknet Marketplaces Right Now

Ever since Reddit pulled the plug on r/darknetmarkets, deep web users have been starved of real time information on trustworthy sites and vendors. Deep Dot Web is one of the few remaining clearnet portals where information on darknet markets (DNMs) can be found. DNMs were bitcoin’s first “killer app”, and to this day provide one […]

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No, There Isn’t Child Porn on the Bitcoin Blockchain

No, There Isn’t Child Porn on the Bitcoin BlockchainAnyone swiping through the tech news on their tablet this week may have been startled by an unsavory story. Child pornography (CP) is permanently encoded in the bitcoin blockchain accoriding to mainstream media reports, making anyone who downloads the blockchain guilty of accessing CP. Not only is this old news, but it’s fake news. Understanding […]

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Deep Web Roundup: Dream Adds Monero and Bitcoin Tumbler “Chip Mixer” Launches

Deep Web Roundup: Dream Adds Monero and Bitcoin Tumbler “Chip Mixer” LaunchesThe darknet has been quiet of late, which is the way it’s meant to be. No news means no mega busts, honeypots, or mass market shutdowns. Even when it’s out of the spotlight though, the deep web is quietly making news, whether trialling the latest privacy coins or the newest coin mixers that promise to […]

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U.S. Agency ICE Conducts Investigations That Exploit Blockchain Activity

U.S. Agency ICE Conducts Investigations That Exploit Blockchain ActivityOn January 25 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy assistant director, Greg Nevano, explained in a testimony that the agency was using “blockchain exploitation tools” to combat cryptocurrency use in illicit markets. Nevano’s testimony revolved around the growing opioid addiction problem in the U.S., and how the law enforcement organization is fighting the […]

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Your Taxes Paid for a Lot of Blockchain Surveillance Last Year

Your Taxes Paid for a Lot of Blockchain Surveillance Last YearGovernments worldwide have been ramping up regulations for cryptocurrencies and hiring research and blockchain surveillance teams. One firm that tracks transactions on the Bitcoin Core blockchain is called Chainalysis, and this year the company has gathered over a half a million USD on record from various government and law enforcement entities. Also read: South Korean Exchange […]

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US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTCTwo Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will share in a $1.7 million windfall. Also read: US Marshals Plan to […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Privacy Coins

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Privacy CoinsWith over 50 privacy coins on the market, purveyors of anonymous transactions are spoilt for choice. This smorgasbord of privacy-centric coins can be a little overwhelming though. To help you pick the best of the bunch, here’s our rundown of the main contenders. Also read: Meet ‘Cash Shuffle’, the Privacy-Centric Protocol for Bitcoin Cash How Privacy […]

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