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Ether Price Plummets – What Happened?

Over the August 8 weekend, Ether (ETH), the native token of decentralized platform Ethereum began trading on exchanges after the launch of its first live release, ‘Ethereum frontier’. The release came out with set conditions, measures put in place by devs. As soon as trading went live on some exchanges, led by kraken over miscommunication, ‘ether dumping’ set off a ... Read More »

New Information Regarding The Shiny Flakes Bust

In March 2015, Shiny Flakes, a huge deepweb vendor, who also had its own website on both the darknet and clearnet, has been busted by the German police. The police have found 320 KGs of drugs, including huge amounts of MDMA, speed, cocaine, LSD, hash and 49,000 Euro cash, precision scales and vacuum devices in the room of a Leipzig ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 16 Aug.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Following 2 years of analysis of the cryptocurrency technology and its impact on the financial services, PricewaterhouseCoopers issues “Money is no object: Understanding the evolving cryptocurrency market” report. As SaadAsad of 99bitcoins writes, PwC’s 17-page report identifies the key benefits of the cryptocurrency as well as the major players in ... Read More »

Israel To Shut Down Its “Anti Drugs Authority” & Fire Everyone

In a surprising turn of event and after 27 years of operation – The Israeli government has decided to shut down its “Anti Drugs Authority” (The somewhat parallel of USA’s NIDA and of the DEA in some minor aspects) – Its leading organization for the “war against drugs ” and fire everyone who worked there according to the Israeli “Cannabis ... Read More »

​Bitcoin Price Analysis 12th August

BBVA Bank of Spain on mainstreaming Bitcoin BBVA bank, Spain’s second largest bank, this week released a video tutorial on how to send and receive payments via bitcoin! The video, walks users through the process of opening a wallet, backing it up, purchasing and sending bitcoins. It also simultaneously released a report on blockchain technology title Blockchain technology poised to ... Read More »

Australian DarkWeb Pedo Site Admin Sentenced To 35 Years in Jail

Former Families Worker in South Australia, Shannon Grant McCoole (33) has pleaded guilty to a horrifying list of sex crimes against underaged children in his care and was sentenced to 35 years in jail. His crime was brutal, one of the children he molested was only 18 months old. There were even children who had autism or were disabled. He ... Read More »

East India Market Hacked – 30 BTC Gone

Its been a while since last time… But it appears that East India Company – One of the newer markets, got hacked, homepage now displays this message: East India Company is currently offline The hidden service is either under maintenance or undergoing routine migration to a new location. A Spanish merchant named laBoliviana has found an exploit and decided to ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 08 Aug.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web meXBT acquires CoinRepublic as part of its planned expansion inthe Asia-Pacific region. According to Joseph Young of Bitcoin Magazine, through the acquisition of Singapore-based CoinRepublic, the leading Mexican bitcoin exchange aims to capitalize on the established relationships with local banks and major financial institutions and expand its customer base. CoinRepublic’s ... Read More »

NZ Underworld: “Catch Us if You Can”

These are the words ringing out from three Victoria University computer science students to the New Zealand Police who are investigating their “dark web” site trading in illegal and prescription drugs. Party drugs, painkillers, and fake doctors’ scripts are for sale on this anonymous marketplace, called NZ Underworld. Started in June, and originally known as Vic Underworld…it now has a ... Read More »

Canadian Federal Police To Develop Deep Web Crawler

The Canadian Police is investing in the development of a specific software that will search and monitor the darknet for the most hidden content and services (which is, of course, highly illegal). The funding for the brand new deep web crawler is just a part of the Canadian government’s program. The funding source for the software is the Canadian Safety ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis 5 Aug

Greek Stocks Tumble on 1st day Re-open Shanghai’s Stock exchange poor run was overshadowed on Monday by Greek stocks, falling 23% below open. This was the first day of trading after a 1 month hiatus over EU-drama imposed capital controls. Banks stocks shed as much as 30%, despite strict controls on short selling and more measures to quell the market. ... Read More »

Australian Man Accused Of Running An International Child Porn Ring

There have been quite some events regarding child pornography. If you can remember, there was a case when the FBI has busted a large CP website that had around 215.000 users. Also, there has been a pretty weird case on a child pornography domain where the site admin has set up a system (crowdfunding platform) that allows members to mine ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 01 Aug.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Mark Karperles, former Mt. Gox CEO, is facing charges of fraudulent system manipulation.According to Drew Cordell of Bitcoinist, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department has charged Karperles with “fraudulently producing and using private electromagnetic records”, with the aim to manipulate the exchange’s system and inflate the balance of fake bitcoin accounts. Although ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis 29 July

This week was mostly a sideways range bound trend, that didn’t break out until Friday/Saturday. Marubozu – a flat ended long candlestick is common in break outs, to force past resistances or support. What followed was a gradual trend approaching $ 300 in a series of steps – highest top at $ 298. At the time of writing this, price ... Read More »