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Weekly Bitcoin Update – 16 Nov. 2014

One Year since Peak Price It has been one year since Bitcoin reached its highest value, leading Eoghan Macguire of CNN to wonder what the future holds for the cryptocurrency. He highlights the opinions of individuals like the Managing Editor of CoinDesk, Emily Spraven, who believes Bitcoin’s price “will begin stabilize over the coming year or so.”Meanwhile, David Yermack, a ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 16th, 2014

A research paper suggesting that over 81% of Tor users could be deanonymized through a traffic correlation attack was published by Sambuddho Chakravarty et al. The paper outlines how the “NetFlow” technology in Cisco routers, and similar technology included in most routers, can make users susceptible to traffic analysis. Cisco’s NetFlow technology is used to log certain information about the ... Read More »

The Hidden Wiki Seized (Old Domain)

Just found out that the old hidden wiki domain kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion.top – Was also seized during Operation Onymous (or maybe shortly after)” This is the old and original Hidden Wiki url that was changed many times and duplicated to many mirrors sites since it was hacked a few months ago and its private key was posted online to be used by ... Read More »

“DEA” Tipping Bot Expands Tipping Culture To Drugs & DNM’s

Crypto-currency tipping has been a big use case. The Dogecoin community is built around the practice and it is impossible to not to get some Shibe love whenever visiting /r/Dogecoin. Reddcoin, another tipping crypto-currency, started out with the goal of being the leading tipping crypto-currency and focusing solely on the niche market. Changetip, a bitcoin tipping bot and company, has ... Read More »

US Police Detective Gets Hit By CryptoWall – Pays $500 BTC Ransom

Yesterday, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said one of their detectives’ computer were infected with ransomware. The ransomware, which brands itself as CryptoWall, encrypted files on the detective’s computers and demanded 500 dollars of Bitcoin to decrypt the files. Autopsy reports, witness statements and crime scene photographs were some of the files held hostage by the virus The police department’s ... Read More »

Spain Onymous: DeepWeb Counterfeit Notes Seller Arrested

A press release by the The “Guardia Civil” (Spanish Swat) stated that they have arrested one of the targets of the “ONYMOUS macro operation against the illicit markets in the Deep Web”. The statement mentioned that: Two domiciliary searches have been conducted in Barcelona, where some computer equipment has been seized, one credit card cloner and two virtual crypto currency ... Read More »

New: Dark Net Markets Comparison Chart

Dark Net Markets Comparison Chart – Combined marketplace data integrated with our Hidden Marketplace List ratings along with Uptime status data provided By Dnstats.net & Creation Dates from Gwern.net – Please Note: Only chosen markets are included in this chart – not all New/Other languages markets, for the full list – visit the Hidden Marketplace List – Found an error ... Read More »

Silk Road 2 Sever Was Located At Lithuania

The Site It.lrytas.lt reports that according to the  Police spokesman (and some help from Google translate and some manual fixes) N. Mažeika “It is confirmed that the Silk Road 2 Core sever was located in Lithuania.” The operation (Part of Onymous operation) was carried out after the US sent a request for legal assistance from the local Lithuanian authorities. According ... Read More »

Dublin Football Star’s Brother Accused Of Vending On The Dark Net

Following our most initial report about Operation Onymous and a DarkNet related bust in Ireland – it was now published in Herelad.ie that the arrested vendor is Dublin Football Star’s Brother – Neil Mannion along with a Film technician – Richard O’Connor, both aged 33. Quoting the source article: A DUBLIN Gaelic footballer’s brother and a film technician have been ... Read More »

Watch: *Alleged* Hydra Market Admin Getting Busted in Budapest

According to a report by index.hu citing a statement from the Hungarian police,  a 26 year old man who is the alleged operator of Hydra marketplace who got seized during operation Onymous – was arrested by TEK [local Hungarian SWAT], interrogated and later released (The released part is somewhat unclear yet) in Budapest, Hungary. The police claims, that he was the ... Read More »

FBI Raid In New Orleans – Onymous Related

This article is another piece in the Operation Onymous articles series The New Orleans Advocate reports that the FBI raidede a home at Marigny as part of the global crackdown on the dark net markets – Operation Onymous: FBI agents raided a New Orleans home this week as part of an international crackdown on the so-called “Dark Web” — anonymous, ... Read More »

NCR Announces Bitcoin Integration into Small Business POS Software

Imagine going to your favorite food truck and ordering a burrito or some garlic noodles. And imagine that this particular food truck has an iPad with point-of-sale software for you to use. You look at the screen, confirm your order and press Pay Now. The screen then shows your payments options: Cash, Credit/Debit card, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 11th, 2014

Tor Research The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is currently studying reachability of bridges in countries that impose censorship. They are also studying how effective these countries are at preventing the use of pluggable transports. They are performing several tests. First is a Bridge reachability measurement, which attempts to build a Tor circuit to the bridge being tested. Next ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 11-10-14

Providing the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from around the web Up in Flames A bitcoin mining facility in Thailand caught fire this past month. Kabir Chibber of Quartz writes that the loss of the five-megawatt operation actually disrupted the entire bitcoin network. While the cause of the fire has yet to have been confirmed, Gizmodo has offered the possibility that ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Update Nov-9, 2014

This week was bullish in terms of Bitcoin price activity, especially when compared to the downward trajectory of last week’s Bitcoin price activity. Throughout the course of this week, the price managed to climb out of the mid $320s and hit the $340s. Additionally, the Bitcoin price also entered the $350s for a brief period of time. Overall, the price ... Read More »