Tag Archives: darknet

White House ”Monitoring the Situation” While Study Shows Illicit Bitcoin Use Has Dropped

News To aging heads of state and conservative bankers, bitcoin is a tool for criminality. To those in the know, nothing could be further from the truth; most bitcoin transactions are for legitimate purposes. Proving this has always been difficult, but a new study adds weight to this argument. Its (more…)

Deep Web Roundup: Alphabay Suspect Dies, Monero Climbs, and 126m Verge Lost

Featured The days of darknet markets driving bitcoin are long gone, but even for those with no compunction to visit the deep web, its activity is worth monitoring. From anonymous coins to multi-sig wallets, the darknet often leads the way when it comes to adopting tech – especially when that (more…)

Confidential Transactions Could Add Anonymity to Bitcoin and Litecoin

Privacy Privacy coins have rocketed this year, fueled by the increasing ease with which bitcoin transactions can be de-anonymized and traced to real world identities. Zcash, which was a $10 coin in January, peaked at $376 in June, while monero started the year at $12 before reaching $136 in August. (more…)

Darknet Markets Are Back – But With the Blockchain Bloated Who’s Buying?

News Darknet markets, prized for their range of wares not commonly found on the clearnet, are back online. For the past three weeks, the most popular DNMs, including Dream and Aero, have been offline due to sustained DDoS attacks. Now, following a lengthy hiatus, the majority of markets are back (more…)