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PlayPen Member Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez of the Eastern District of California sentenced a former member of PlayPen, a darknet child abuse forum, to 14 years in prison and 15 years on parole. Jason Sebastian Sparks, a 29-year-old from Oroville, California, had accessed the forum for just over three hours in 2015. The FBI had only taken control of the ... Read More »

Georgia Judge Sentences Russian Hacker to 14 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia sentenced a Russian cybercriminal to 14 years in prison for involvement in an international hacking conspiracy. The hacker, 33-year-old Roman Valeryevich Seleznev of Vladivostok, Russia, participated in a fraud network that caused more than $50 million in damage. In August 2016, a federal jury in Washington convicted Seleznev ... Read More »

NJ Police Catch 14 for Child Porn in “Operation School’s Out”

After an investigation that spanned several months, the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New Jersey State Police arrested 14 for allegedly distributing child pornography. Among the suspects were men ranging from 18-years-old to 70-years-old. They shared very little – other than an affinity for child abuse imagery. For instance, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, one of the ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup May 14, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: There are over 150,000 unconfirmed bitcoin transactions Unconfirmed bitcoin transactions reached an all-time high this week, as according to Blokchain.info the number got as high as 160,000 – at the time of press, there are currently 156,900. It isn’t yet clear what caused a spike in the number of ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price analysis Febraury 14, 2017

China Strikes Again The People’s Bank of China, conducted an impromptu inspection some of the biggest exchanges in China. Price plunged as soon as word was out, from its $1085 highs, down to $951. Over the past 3 months, the world’s 2nd largest economy was partly responsible for the bull run of late 2016, and fully responsible for all the ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 14 September 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Douwe Miedema of Reuters reports that TeraExchange has launched the first-ever bitcoin swap to be approved by United States financial regulators. Users of the swap can lock their bitcoins into a particular dollar value, thus avoiding the repercussions of ... Read More »