カテゴリー: Ross Ulbricht

In the Daily: New FSB Chair Fears Crypto, Wikileaks Goes After CSW, Bakkt Update

In the Daily: New FSB Chair Fears Crypto, Wikileaks Goes After CSW, Bakkt UpdateIn this edition of The Daily we cover recent remarks from the new Chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a spat between Wikileaks and Craig S. Wright (CSW), and the latest update about the upcoming institutional crypto platform Bakkt. Also Read: In the Daily: BCH Charity Anniversary, Lighting Wholesaler Takes Crypto, Atomicpay Vanity URLs […]

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Civil Forfeiture Is State-Sanctioned Theft

Civil Forfeiture Is State-Sanctioned TheftEver since 1929, the FBI has shared annual crime statistics via the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Each year, it breaks down criminal activity into such categories as homicide, weapons, human trafficking, and hate crime. One category that is noticeably absent from the report is civil asset forfeiture. In the eyes of the law, this is […]

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A Heartbroken Mother Hopes President Trump Will Exonerate Ross Ulbricht

A Heartbroken Mother Hopes President Trump Will Exonerate Ross UlbrichtLyn Ulbricht, the mother of convicted Silk Road administrator Ross Ulbricht, has expressed hope that U.S. president Donald Trump will pardon her son. Ulbricht’s family believes that Ross didn’t receive a fair trial and his sentencing was extremely harsh for a crime that didn’t involve violence. The interview with Lyn Ulbricht follows the recent 111,588 […]

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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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Petition to Free Ross Ulbricht Gathers 100,000 Signatures

Petition to Free Ross Ulbricht Gathers 100,000 SignaturesOver the last few months, a petition aimed at freeing Ross Ulbricht from prison has garnered 100,000 signatures. The request addressed to U.S. president Donald Trump and hosted on Change.org explains that Ulbricht deserves clemency because his investigation, trial, and sentencing were rife with abuse. Also read: Hash Wars: Battle Comes to an End as BSV […]

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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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5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything

5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose EverythingMaintaining good operational security is imperative for all web users, but it’s particularly important in the cryptocurrency space. Prying eyes are everywhere on the internet, from law enforcement to hackers and from blockchain forensics firms to data resellers. Examining the opsec errors that got several notorious bitcoiners robbed or busted yields valuable lessons we should […]

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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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Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary in Prison

Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary in PrisonAlleged founder of Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, marked his fifth year in prison. October 1st, 2013, Mr. Ulbricht began a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for his alleged founding and running of the Silk Road online marketplace. On the occasion of his fifth full year, FreeRoss.org launched a new project to raise awareness […]

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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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