カテゴリー: Drug Trafficking

Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

Change.org Petition to Fight for Ross Ulbricht's Freedom and JusticeAfter being denied a post-conviction relief extension in February 2018, Ross Ulbricht’s family and legal team filed a Petition of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court based on constitutional violations in the investigation and at sentencing. The petition was supported by 21 organizations, however, the Court denied Ulbricht’s petition on June 28. The fight to […]

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Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

Change.org Petition to Fight for Ross Ulbricht's Freedom and JusticeAfter being denied a post-conviction relief extension in February 2018, Ross Ulbricht’s family and legal team filed a Petition of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court based on constitutional violations in the investigation and at sentencing. The petition was supported by 21 organizations, however, the Court denied Ulbricht’s petition on June 28. The fight to […]

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Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong GovernmentBitcoin is often accused by regulators, governments and central bankers as being a tool for money laundering by criminal organizations, usually without presenting any evidence. A new report from Hong Kong, a major international financial hub and nexus for trade between China and the whole world, spells this out clearly.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief […]

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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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Litigation Filed in India for Immediate Intervention of the Flow of Bitcoins

Litigation Filed in India for Immediate Intervention of the Flow of BitcoinsLitigation has been filed in an Indian High Court by a public prosecutor of cybercrime cases. Claiming that cryptocurrencies facilitate crime, he calls for their immediate ban or regulation. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Litigation Seeks Immediate Intervention A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed with the […]

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Global Police Operation Undermines Darknet Markets

Darknet MarketplacesA 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 […]

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