Darknet Customers Are Demanding Bitcoin Alternative Monero

Darknet Customers Are Demanding Bitcoin Alternative Monero

The dark web has started to embrace Monero, a privacy-conscious alternative to Bitcoin. First, the operators of SIGAINT, a commonly used dark web email provider, decided to host a full node for Monero light wallets. Then, an eight-month-old darknet market called Oasis decided to allow vendors to accept Monero. Finally, Alphabay, the largest darknet....


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