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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....

Dark Net Markets Are Booming From Better Quality & Safety

Dark Net Markets (DNM) are growing bigger than ever, with the Economist reporting over $50 million USD in transactions flowing through these marketplaces. The publication used data collected from Gwern Branwen’s dark web archive and broke down quite a bit of the behavior taking place in the Dark....

Dark Web Conference Coming to New York May 12

Alan Meckler, the man behind the 1990s’ Internet World and Inside Bitcoins over the past few years, is launching a new conference in collaboration with TMC: Inside Dark Web. The new dark web conference will take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on May 12th, 2016. Internet....

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 supported Ted Cruz....

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.....

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.....

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)....

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 drug ring on the dark....

$10000 in Bitcoin Can Buy You Zero-Day Exploits on the Dark Net

Machine learning algorithm has found zero-day exploits available for as less as $10000 on the dark net. Bitcoin is the most used currency on the dark net. Dark net marketplaces continue to be one of the attractive places to procure illegal drugs and contraband. In addition to the usual fare, one....

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 Adds More....

Former Silk Road Member Arrested for Selling Drugs on Dark Web

The Department of Justice, together with Homeland Security, USPS, and the IRS have been able to arrest one man selling drugs via the dark web. Accessing these underground marketplaces requires special software- called Tor - which lets users access the part of the Internet that is not indexed by....

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....

Network Congestion Will Not Diminish Dark Markets Bitcoin Usage

Paying a higher price can be annoying, but it is still worth it to the majority of deep web users. Plus, Bitcoin developers are working on adding privacy and anonymity to the protocol, which will benefit users of dark markets even more. The recent Bitcoin network congestion has been a topic of....

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 feature. The core motto....

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....

Australian Border Police “Well Aware” of Dark Net, Nab Drug Buyer

The Australian Border Force have arrested a 31-year-old Australian man following an investigation that puts him in connection with drugs purchased and imported to the country via the dark net. The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the South Australian Police (SAPOL) have arrested a man alleged....

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 because of....

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....

FBI Spots Belgian Policeman Buying Grenades, Guns on the Dark Web

After warrants were issued for his arrest, a Belgian policeman was apprehended in a police operation after the FBI spotted him purchasing grenades and handguns on the dark web. A 35-year-old Belgian policeman, from the city of Charleroi in Belgium was arrested in late September by local....

Dark Wallet Alpha Coming May Day

The Dark Wallet Alpha release is slated for May Day. Late 4/24/14, Dark Wallet unveiled a strange promotional video for the upcoming Dark Wallet Alpha with release date slated for May Day. “Should I call it ‘Drug Market Ultra’ or ‘Death Market Revival’?” a man asks sheepishly while grasping a....

BitcoinTalk.org Database with 500k Accounts is Being Sold on the Dark Web

The database of BitcoinTalk.org, a popular Bitcoin forum founded and moderated by the Reddit Bitcoin moderator Theymos, is being sold on the dark web. In May 2015, BitcoinTalk announced that its server was compromised due to social engineering against ISP NFOrce, a type of confidence trick....