Major Darknet Marketplace for Stolen Cards Shuts Down After Making Over $1 Billion in Bitcoin

Major Stolen Card Darknet Marketplace Joker's Stash Shuts Down After Making a Bitcoin Billionaire Fortune in RevenuesThe longest-running marketplace for stolen credit cards on the darknet has announced the shutting down of its services. The administrator of Joker’s Stash, founded in 2014, stated that the site would be taken down in February. Site Generated Over $1 Billion in BTC ‘Over the Past Years,’ Claims a Security Research Firm According to the […]

Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator Arrested

Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator ArrestedThe authorities in seven countries and Europol have jointly taken down Darkmarket, one of the largest darknet marketplaces. The action was taken after the marketplace’s alleged operator was arrested in Germany. Authorities Shut Down Darkmarket Europol announced Tuesday that darknet marketplace Darkmarket has been taken down. The announcement details: Darkmarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace […]

Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator Arrested

Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator ArrestedThe authorities in seven countries and Europol have jointly taken down Darkmarket, one of the largest darknet marketplaces. The action was taken after the marketplace’s alleged operator was arrested in Germany. Authorities Shut Down Darkmarket Europol announced Tuesday that darknet marketplace Darkmarket has been taken down. The announcement details: Darkmarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace […]

Authorities Shut Down Darknet Marketplace Sipulimarket, Seize Bitcoin

Authorities Shut Down Sipulimarket Darknet Marketplace, Seize BitcoinA major darknet marketplace, Sipulimarket, has been shut down and its assets, including bitcoin, were seized by Finnish Customs, in cooperation with Europol and the Polish police. Darknet Marketplace Shut Down, Bitcoin Seized Europol and Finnish Customs (Tulli) announced last week that they “have shut down the Sipulimarket dark web marketplace and seized all its […]

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Study: Over 13% of All Proceeds of Crimes in Bitcoin Passed Through Privacy Wallets in 2020

Study: Over 13% of All Proceeds of Crimes in Bitcoin Passed Through Privacy Wallets in 2020According to a study published by the blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, over 13% of all proceeds of crime in bitcoin (BTC) were laundered via privacy wallets in 2020, up from 2% from the figures posted in 2019. 13% of All Proceeds of Crimes Leveraging BTC Were Laundered Via Privacy Wallets Dr. Tom Robinson, Elliptic’s co-founder […]

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Darknet Market Crypto Revenues Hit All-Time Highs in 2020

Darknet Market Crypto Revenues Hit All-Time Highs in 2020A study revealed that darknet markets have astonishing figures so far in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic, but the dynamics changed compared to the last year’s numbers. Darknet Vendors Surpassed $800 Million in Revenues Despite Covid Pandemic According to the Chainalysis report, darknet marketplaces surpassed the $800 million threshold worth of cryptocurrencies in revenue made […]

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$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five Years

$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five YearsAt least 69,369 bitcoins, worth about $955 million, were on Wednesday moved from a wallet address that may be linked to the collapsed Silk Road darknet marketplace. This is the first time that the funds have moved from the address — bitcoin’s fourth largest — since April 2015. The address has long been a target […]

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Darknet Users Discuss the Connection Between DDoS Attacks and Exit Scams

During the last few weeks, a number of darknet markets (DNMs) like Dread and Empire have been attacked relentlessly with heavy DDoS attacks. Meanwhile, reports disclose that Apollon is allegedly pulling an exit scam in the same fashion as Nightmare Market did last year. Darknetstats.com details that Apollon remains online and is accepting bitcoin deposits […]

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Russia’s Hydra Darknet Marketplace Plans $146M Token Sale

Russia's Darknet Marketplace Hydra Plans Token Sale for $146MAccording to regional reports, the Russian darknet market Hydra is planning an initial coin offering (ICO) in order to expand the marketplace internationally. The sale is set to start on December 16 and Hydra administrators hope to raise $146 million from the token sale. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed […]

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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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