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Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 15, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Islamic scholar claims Bitcoin is Sharia law compliant Mufti Muhammad Abu Bakar, a Sharia advisor and compliance officer at Blossom Finance, recently argued Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be Sharia law compliant in certain cases. According to Bakar, Bitcoin can be Halal (permitted) if it is used as a ... Read More »

11.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Model ‘Periodically’ Used Ketamine Prior to Alleged Kidnapping Chloe Ayling was the world to think a group of men kidnapped her to auction her off through a human trafficking group on the darknet. But over time, her story grew less and less believable. At the recent hearing for one of the men she claimed had kidnapped her, another piece of ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 8, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Mt Gox CEO claims he doesn’t want to profit from the exchange’s bankruptcy Mark Karpeles, the CEO of now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox, recently revealed through a Reddit AMA that he doesn’t want to profit from the exchange’s bankruptcy. Karpeles was set to receive roughly 160,000 BTC, worth over ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, 1.4.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Monero rejects ASIC miners through emergency software update Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) recently went through an emergency software upgrade called Lithium Luna that saw its proof-of-work (PoW) hashing algorithm become resistant to ASIC machines. Among other things, the upgrade, according to the cryptocurrency’s core developer Riccardo Spagni, “slightly changes ... Read More »

1.4.18 Darkweb and Cybercrime Roundup

Reddit Just Banned /R/DarkNetmarkets – Biggest Darknet Subreddit As the result of an abrupt rule change, Reddit users found themselves without access to the /r/darknetmarkets subreddit. Reddit unexpectedly banned roughly 20 darknet market subreddits and another 20 unrelated subreddits. Reddit admins, in the past, reminded subreddit moderators about the rules before banning a subreddit. They gave the mods an opportunity ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 2, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: G20 calls for cryptocurrency regulation suggestions by July, puts off crackdown During this year’s G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the world’s economic leaders revealed that they prefer to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto-assets,” and implied a crackdown on cryptocurrencies is out of the picture, although cryptos could have ... Read More »

21.03.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Former Hansa Vendor Doug-Heffernan Arrested in the Netherlands Some darknet market users may remember a large vendor who operated on Hansa and then disappeared after Hansa went down. Netherlands police certainly remembered the vendor after discovering a series of accounts on Dream marketplace that sold the same items and fit the profile for the former Hansa vendor Doug-Heffernan. Some may ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 18, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Binance is offering $250,000 for information that leads to hackers’ arrest As covered by DeepDotWeb last week, cryptocurrency exchange Binance – which often sees trading volumes above $2 billion – had to thwart a large scale theft attempt that saw hackers manipulate the market to then try and cash ... Read More »

14.03.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Mod ‘Trappy’ Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy Charge In Atlanta, Ronald L. Wheeler, III, pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge in connection with his role in the Alphabay darknet market. After Wheeler’s arrest, the world learned that Wheeler was the man behind the account of infamous Alphabay moderator Trappy_AB. U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak announced that Wheeler had ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 10, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Cryptocurrency exchange Binance fended off a ‘massive’ theft attempt One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, was recently hit with a large scale theft attempt, that it managed to fend off. According to a report published by the company, hackers have been phishing its users since early January, and ... Read More »

07.03.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

  Georgia Man Made Furanyl Fentanyl Pills in U-Haul Storage Unit A judge in Gwinnett County, Georgia, sentenced a 32-year-old man to 44 years in prison for producing counterfeit oxycodone pills. As usual, the counterfeits contained a fentanyl analogue instead of actual oxycodone. Dealers who sell drugs laced with fentanyl or fentanyl analogues often face lengthy prison sentences if apprehended. ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 4, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Bitcoin SegWit transactions are hitting all-time highs Segregated Witness (SegWit) was introduced to the Bitcoin network in August last year, through BIP (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) 141 as a way to improve the network’s efficiency, so as to bring down high transaction fees and slow confirmation times. The technology allows ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 3, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: ING Group reveals Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has an account with it Dutch financial services company ING recently revealed that popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has a bank account with it. Ever since the exchange saw Wells Fargo sever ties with it last April, it wasn’t clear where it was banking, ... Read More »

25.02.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

UK Fentanyl Vendor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison A Dream vendor known as ‘Soviet Bear’ received an eight year prison sentence and a harsh warning from Cardiff Crown Court Judge Eleri Rees. UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered that a 25-year-old from Newport named Kyle Enos operated the vendor account. The Crown Prosecution Service proved, at a hearing that ... Read More »

CryptoCurrencies News Roundup 18.2.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Ellen DeGeneres mentioned Bitcoin to her 3 million viewers Popular American TV show host Ellen DeGeneres recently did a small take on Bitcoin during her show. During the few minutes she spoke about the flagship cryptocurrency, DeGeneres likened it to the photo of a baby goat, as both only ... Read More »