Berlusconi Admins Disappear — Darknet Users Rush to Find Alternatives

Berlusconi Admins Disappear — Darknet Users Rush to Find AlternativesThe darknet marketplace Berlusconi Market has been reportedly down for more than two weeks, according to users who patronize the hidden website. The outage has led many to believe the market administrators exit scammed with all the funds. While others speculate that government agents have infiltrated Berlusconi Market as there are no signs of the […]

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Global Law Enforcement Has Auctioned Massive Amounts of Bitcoin

Global Law Enforcement Has Auctioned Massive Amounts of BitcoinLast month, the U.K. police auctioned off roughly $300,000 worth of cryptocurrencies after they were confiscated by the country’s Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). Since 2014, law enforcement agencies worldwide have been auctioning large sums of bitcoin seized during investigations. For some reason, governments don’t want the digital assets used in crimes and entities […]

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Despite Setbacks, Darknet Markets Show Continuous Growth in 2019

Despite Setbacks Darknet Markets Show Continuous Growth in 2019Since the birth of the Silk Road, there’s been a cat and mouse game between global law enforcement and darknet market (DNM) operators. Over the last two years, law enforcement agencies have knocked out a slew of markets like Hansa and the massive Alphabay. Months later, Dream and Wall Street disappeared and online DNM communities […]

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Report: Bitcoin Use on Darknet Markets Doubled in 2018

Report: Bitcoin Use on Darknet Marketplaces Doubled Throughout 2018Bitcoin use on darknet markets (DNMs) doubled in 2018, a study has shown, rising to an average of $2 million per day. Bitcoin has long been used to buy goods on the darknet due to its relative anonymity, and looks set to remain a favorite on DNMs, despite the existence of more privacy-focused cryptocurrencies. Also […]

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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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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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