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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?....

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....

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)....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

Dark Wallet, Settling in

With the precision of Occupy Wall Street, the Dark Wallet symposium assembled in a cold social center near the center of Milan. People trickled in from this country and that with no specific expectation. A dozen or so cultures represented, all present with the purpose of delivering tools to the....

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.....

Drug Sales and Bitcoin Usage On Dark Net Increase

Interestingly enough, the most commonly purchased drugs are not what people would assume. LSD, Cannabis, MDMA, and novel substances mark the top five of purchased narcotics on the dark net. The dark net has always been one of those places where Bitcoin is most commonly used for transactions.....

Third of Sites Seized in Operation Onymous Were 'Clones'

A third of the 414 dark net addresses seized in Operation Onymous may have simply been 'cloned' sites with no actual illicit commercial activity taking place on them, according to new research by independent security analyst Nik Cubrilovic. In a blog post presenting his findings, Cubrilovic says....

Dark Wallet Alpha 7 Released

The Dark Wallet Alpha 7 has been released. The new release brings big structural changes: Interface translations support. New Keyring structure, BIP44 compliant. BitcoinJS upgraded to stable version 1.2. The new release also brings some other minor features. The release is labeled "alpha," so....

Hyper-Anonymising Bitcoin Service 'Dark Wallet' Launches Today

The alpha version of Dark Wallet - the hyper-anonymising bitcoin wallet - goes live today. Created by Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson, Dark Wallet provides new tools for financial privacy, including in-built coin mixing and 'stealth' wallet addresses. As well as making it easier for people to....

Lavabit to Make a Comeback as Dark Mail Soon

Imagine sending emails on a service that is as secure as a Blockchain? Lavabit, the well-known email encryption service which was forced to shut down is looking for a comeback as Dark Mail. Dark Mail is an ongoing project undertaken by The Dark Mail Alliance, which is a collaboration between....

Dark Wallet Alpha Released

This article originally appeared on http://newsbtc.com/.  How do you feel about Dark Wallet? "Dark Wallet looks like an excellent tool for improving Bitcoin privacy. It should make privacy much more accessible to the common Bitcoin user. Bitcoin isn't very private for the average user....

Insurance Industry Grapples with Bitcoin's Past and Potential

As the world becomes more digital and virtual by the hour, some of the oldest professional industries struggle to keep up with the state of technology in today's world. Insurance providers have always had to have a personal touch, but as computers continue to take over consumer use more and....

Best Altcoins to Trade in 2015

It is indeed hard to pin down the best altcoins among the lot of over 500, so please don't mind if we missed out your favorite cryptocurrency. Meanwhile in our opinion, the following are the best altcoins to trade in the year 2015, a list based on their price stability, future projects and....

Emerging from the Dark Ages: The Journey of Bitcoin and the Blockchain

If you took a time machine and went back to the Dark Ages, you would see people languishing in jail, and crowds chanting, “Burn the witches!” In those days, superstition and violence was the norm. The Roman Catholic Church orchestrated the Inquisition to persecute heretics and the forces of....

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....

Dark Market Agora Shuts Down Citing Security Threat

Dark web marketplace Agora has announced it will shut down temporarily while it explores defense mechanisms against potential attacks. The marketplace attributed its decision to recent research that highlighted vulnerabilities in the Tor protocol that could lead to the identification of its....

Dutch Authorities Arrest 10 Suspects using Bitcoin for Illicit Goods

The investigative department of the tax authorities FIOD stormed into 15 location in the Netherlands to arrest 10 suspects in a fully launched investigation to shut down criminals using Bitcoin to purchase illicit goods over the Dark Web. The FIOD raided addresses in Rotterdam, Zoetermeer,....

Kripos Shuts Down Major Dark Web Drugs Marketplace

Ever since the Silk Road platform came to fruition, Bitcoin seems to become a favourite form of payment across dark web marketplaces. Kripos, the Norwegian Police Service’s specialized agency, is close to concluding their largest operation – dubbed Marco Polo –  against a....

Police Confiscate 11,000 Bitcoin Wallets; Shut Down Dark Web Site

As the final legal chapters close on Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road website held within the “Dark Web”, the proliferation of many, many more dark markets is making international news. Authorities have closed down one of these Dark Web havens, and have confiscated thousands of bitcoin wallets in....


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I think the fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] ... is actually pretty cool. I am a big fan of Bitcoin... Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.

Al Gore, former US Vice President and winner of Nobel Peace Prize