カテゴリー: Drugs

Under the Tent: A Look at the Latest Openbazaar Marketplace Software

Under the Tent: A Look at the Latest Openbazaar Marketplace SoftwareBack in April of 2016 news.Bitcoin.com reviewed the Openbazaar platform the first day the marketplace launched. Since then the application has come a long way with many updates, new features, and the platform most definitely has more users. This week we decided to give the Openbazaar 2.2.5 client a test run and see how much […]

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US Confiscates Millions in Cryptocurrencies in Alphabay Forfeiture Case

US Confiscates Millions in Cryptocurrencies in Alphabay Forfeiture CaseThis month the US District Court of Eastern California has been very busy dealing with cases involving the infamous and now defunct darknet marketplace the Alphabay. The Federal courthouse in Fresno just recently wrapped up the forfeiture case involving the alleged Alphabay leader Alexandre Cazes. Further, the Fresno courthouse has charged and have plans to […]

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Government-Funded Drug Trafficking Makes USD the World’s Dirtiest Currency

US Dollar-Funded Drug Trafficking Makes Bitcoin the World’s Cleanest CurrencyPablo Escobar. Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. Rick Ross. Household names, each and every one of them; drug lords collectively responsible for punting billions of dollars’ worth of narcotics. Yet their crimes pale in comparison to those their prosecutors have been perpetrating for years. After decades of fueling proxy wars and trafficking, the US government has […]

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Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Ross Ulbricht Joins TwitterSilk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, serving life in prison without parole, has joined Twitter. While denied direct internet access from behind bars, he is now able to communicate with the Twittersphere, in a fashion, with the aid of hand-written notes posted to a Twitter account in his name. It is hoped the account will keep […]

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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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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht's Life SentenceOn June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court revealed it would not re-evaluate Ross Ulbricht’s court case and double life sentence tied to his charges of operating the Silk Road marketplace. Ulbricht’s legal team and family were hoping the recent Carpenter Vs. US Supreme Court case would spur court officials to reconsider Ulbricht’s conviction. However, […]

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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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Darknet Market Rapture Has Been Down for a Week — Users Grow Leery

Darknet Market Rapture Has Been Down for a Week — Users Grow LeeryThe website Rapture Market has been down for well over a week for users who frequent the darknet, causing concern that another DNM has committed an exit scam. Currently, the market’s customers and some vendors are freaking out as the online marketplace was gaining in popularity and enjoying solid ratings with decent uptime. However, Rapture […]

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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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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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