Inside Barcelona's Bitcoin Drug Lab

Inside Barcelona's Bitcoin Drug Lab

At the headquarters of Energy Control in Barcelona, Northern Spain, a nondescript envelope arrives. Hidden inside, between layers of cardboard and tape, are two fluorescent pink pills purchased from one of many eBay-style marketplaces on the dark web. For €50-worth of bitcoin, the non-profit provides anyone in the world with a breakdown of the substances contained in their drugs - and the quantity - no questions asked. Energy Control has been carrying out drug checking in raves and at its labs since 1998. Its dark web service, introduced in April 2014, operates under the same premise: to....

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