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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Dark Pool

San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Kraken has launched a new dark pool for bitcoin trades. The dark pool, which functions as an invisible order book separate from its public offering, is intended to provide a means for traders to move more than 50 BTC (roughly $12,500 at press time)....

Kraken's Bitcoin Dark Pool to Address Trading Issues

Kraken, a bitcoin exchange based in San Francisco, recently made a press release regarding its dark pool service for traders. This can address the usual trading issues in the network, as the market is still relatively small in volume, making large orders capable of moving prices significantly.....

Kraken Launches Ether Dark Pool Trading

Kraken has introduced Ether (ETH) Dark Pool trading in its platform, chalking a milestone as the first ever digital currency exchange to do so with the currency powering Ethereum. In a nod to ether’s rapid rise, both in popularity and value, Kraken has become the first virtual currency....

Kraken Introduces the Very First Ether Dark Pool

Kraken has become the first digital currency platform in the history to introduce Ether Dark Pool. Kraken yesterday announced that it is introducing Ether Dark Pool on its platform, thereby becoming the first digital currency exchange to have introduced such a trading....

Kraken Releases Anonymous Bitcoin Trading Feature for Large Bitcoin Buyers

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange. The bitcoin currency market is still a very small boat in a large sea when it comes to the world of currency. Bitcoin's global digital currency is not like any fiat currency except in the fact that its relatively small size does make it vulnerable to high volatility and....

Kraken Launches ETH Dark Pool Trading

The global Bitcoin and digital asset exchange Kraken has announced it will be the first and only exchange enabling clients to use the (ETH) Dark Pool Trading. The Dark Pool allows users to “discreetly” place large trading orders without exposing the order book to the public. Kraken....

Bitcoin on the Dark Web: The Facts

Bitcoin has been the de facto currency of the Dark Web - the 'hidden' Internet accessible only by Tor - since the pioneering marketplace Silk Road, the 'eBay of drugs', arrived in 2011. But just how much do we know about these new underground economies? Who is buying and selling - and what?....

Former Tradehill Founder Starts Another Bitcoin Dark Pool

The U.S. stock trading exchange TradeZero (www.tradezero.co) has just announced that it will be offering a “Dark Pool” for Bitcoin whales. Through a partnership with Bitcoin serial entrepreneur Jered Kenna, the firm will enable clients to participate in commission-free dark pool....

The Dark Web - The Bitcoin Slang Market

Many people believe that search engines, especially Google, can index most of the pages available on the web for a given search query. Nonetheless, the truth is that there is a massive part of the internet that cannot be accessed by Google's crawling spiders. This part of the web is known as the....

Survey: Silk Road Closure Didn't Stop Dark Web Drug Surge

Drug sales on the dark web actually increased after the closure of bitcoin-only marketplace Silk Road, a new survey has shown. Established by addiction specialist Dr Adam Winstock in 2011, the Global Drug Survey is a harm reduction initiative that seeks to provide accurate statistics on....

Ghash.io Mining Pool Has Mined $250 Million in Bitcoin in One Year

Popular bitcoin mining pool operator has taken no shortage of criticism over the past few months, but they're still not shying away from showing off their mining power. The pool, which launched over a year ago now in 2013, has generated nearly $250 million USD with the combined power of all....

Shining a dim light on Dark Wallet

What is behind Dark Wallet, the new plug-in browser-based bitcoin wallet designed for non-technical users, and described in the New Yorker last week? The wallet is under development by Cody Wilson, who has gained notoriety as a distributor of information that can challenge traditional notions of....

GHash. IO Hashing Market Share Drops to 28% Following Fears of 51% Attack

The bitcoin community endured a scare earlier this week when mining pool GHash. IO's hashing market share reached a whopping 42%, leaving many wondering if the potential was there for the pool to carry out a 51% attack on the bitcoin network. Scores of users took to bitcoin-related boards and....

Ghash. IO official statement on the 51% attack threat (PRESS RELEASE)

This is a press release by Ghash. IO and does not represent our views. Read our earlier post about the situation here: WARNING: GHASH. IO IS NEARING 51% - LEAVE THE POOL. Bitcoin mining pool GHash. IO is preventing accumulation of 51% of all hashing power. GHash. IO, the worlds largest and most....

Dark Wallet Alpha Released

May Day, May Day, it's about to get dark. Dark Wallet (Alpha), the bitcoin wallet software that uses the power of encryption and technology of CoinJoin, came out today. The legality of coin mixing services is still unclear, and the fact that some coin mixing services go by names like 'The....

"Give Me COINS" Litecoin Pool Hacked

The somewhat awkwardly named Give Me COINS multicoin mining pool was just recently hacked, specifically the Litecoin pool. Pool admins have acknowledged the breach and are currently investigating the issue. Here's the most recent announcement: We have just been notifyed [sic] that LTC addresses....

Dark Wallet launches crowdfunding campaign

A crowdfunding page has been launched for the anarchic Dark Wallet project. Described on the indiegogo crowdfunding page as a "light browser wallet relying on an independent bitcoin implementation with out-of-the-box security and privacy features", Dark Wallet is scheduled for release in early....

Slush Pool Voting Shows Bitcoin Classic in Early Lead

Yesterday, March 1, 2016, bitcoin mining pool Slush Pool released a voting switch to let users vote on which Bitcoin protocol they want to dedicate their hashing power to. Although the overwhelming majority of Slush Pool users haven’t voted yet, the ones who have voted have given Bitcoin Classic....

Decentralized Crowdfunding App Lighthouse Raises 1 BTC for Dark Wallet

As a part of a demo campaign, decentralized crowdfunding application Lighthouse recently raised 1 BTC for the Dark Wallet Fundraiser. The platform's chief developer Mike Hearn & team started hosting this project less than a month back. Being a new company, the fundraiser initiator - codename....

Day of Reckoning for Dark Markets as Hundreds of Domains Seized

At least 400 dark net web domains have been reported seized and 17 individuals arrested in connection with Operation Onymous, an ongoing global cybercrime crackdown. A number of high-profile dark net markets, most notably Silk Road 2.0, have been shut down by law enforcement agencies in the US....

The Terror of Mining Pool Centralization

One of the many issues that has a lot of Bitcoiners periodically soiling their pants in fear is that of mining pool centralization. Earlier this year was a crisis with GHash.io and in the year before was one with BTCGuild (which has announced it is going offline soon. How the mighty have....

Glenn Beck: Donald Trump Campaign Chief Hires Assassins On Dark Web

Breitbart is not happy with Glenn Beck. The tea party talking head, Beck, insinuated in a radio program that Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign CEO and former Breitbart News executive, threatens enemies lives and hires assassins on the dark net.  Beck, who....

Dark Wallet Walkthrough

Darkwallet instructional. Transcription: Hi I'm Amanda Johnson, a writer at Bitcoin Magazine and I'm here to show you how to install and use the features of the Dark Wallet. It is currently in it's 6th version of alpha testing and this means it is known to be unstable. You can use the wallet....

Synthetic Cannabis Proliferates On The Dark Web

Weed and mushrooms aren’t the only drugs you can get on the dark web with Bitcoin. According to the Irish Mirror, teenagers are using the digital currency to buy so-called synthetic cannabis — known popularly as Spice — on online dark web marketplaces. Children as young as 14 are purchasing the....

Dark Markets Grow Bigger and Bolder in Year Since Silk Road Bust

In this concluding article of our series looking at Silk Road, a year after its closure, we examine the impact the Silk Road bust had on the dark markets and their most widely used digital currency, bitcoin. The FBI may have taken down the Silk Road in spectacular fashion, slapping a seizure....


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Economists and journalists often get caught up in this question: Why does Bitcoin have value? And the answer is very easy. Because it is useful and scarce.

Eric Voorhees, co-founder of the Bitcoin company Coinapult