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Mass Fentanyl Shipments From China Delivered to Canada Through Dark Web Deals

This week, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), both the federal and the national police force of Canada, has launched 20 investigations into increasing delivery of illicit drugs such as fentanyl from China to Canada. Local news publications including CBCNews reported that the Canadian law enforcement has begun to actively investigate into overseas trading of fentanyl as opioid-related deaths hit ... Read More »

China Instates ID Requirement for Internet Comments Following VPN Ban

Chinese regulators have released new rules which would require identity verification for people in China who make comments on the internet. This new regulation expands on a prior regulation that has been in effect for several years already which requires identity verification in order for people in China to purchase cell phone numbers or to use online chat services such ... Read More »

Feds Intercept Two Fentanyl Analog Packs From China

According to a recent announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Ohio, Customs officers seized an international package filled with narcotics. Then they seized a second one. Both packages contained a recently-scheduled fentanyl analog. According to the announcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection received word of the package as it shipped from China to a United ... Read More »

Op-Ed: China No longer controls the price of Bitcoin

For a long time, China was the elephant in the room. The influence of the 2nd largest economy on Bitcoin was unsettling, deeply misunderstood and widely discussed. 61% of the mining power that secures the Bitcoin blockchain network is based out of the mainland, and up until recently, media reports cited over 90% of Bitcoin trading volumes were on Chinese ... Read More »

Bitcoin in China: Summary of the latest developments

Over the last couple weeks, the “Bitcoin situation” has changed dramatically in China, the world’s leading power in both Bitcoin trading volume and network hashrate. Following the intervention from the country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, exchanges were forced to change their policies dramatically. Today we want to bring you up to speed on the recent events that ... Read More »

Ohio Man Pleaded Guilty to Selling Fentanyl From China that Resulted in a Fatal Overdose

In 2015, a 36-year-old from Akron, Ohio, sold fentanyl that resulted in the death of an unidentified Akron fentanyl-user. Leroy Shuarod Steele, one of the three defendants named in the indictment, admitted that he sold the fentanyl. Steele’s guilty plea, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, is “likely” to bring a 20-year prison sentence. ... Read More »

China Begins to Crackdown on ATM Cash Withdrawals; Bitcoin’s Liquidity as Solution

Stepping upon the path of India, China has begun to impose some serious capital controls and restrictions on cash. On December 8, the Chinese government officially halved the amount money UnionPay bank card holders can withdraw from ATMs in Macau, in an attempt to regulate the Macau gambling industry and prevent the devaluation of yuan. According to SCMP, several billions ... Read More »

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RCMP: China Might Not Help With North America Carfentanil Problem

In August, Canada Border Service announced the seizure of a carfentanil package. Governments worldwide recognized that the hyper-potent, fentanyl fully-synthetic opioid was a considerable threat. The darknet drew media attention as the initial “source” of the chemical. China was then recognized to be the real source. But Canadian officials believe that China may not be easy to work with. “Cocaine ... Read More »

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Hundreds of Members of a Darknet Child Porn Ring Arrested in China

Law enforcement in China just arrested hundreds of suspects involved in a darknet child-pornograhy ring, news outlets reported. Across the entire country, police officers raided and arrested suspects who accessed media containing the molestation of more than 30 under-aged girls. The US Department of Homeland Security notified China’s law enforcement of a Chinese darknet child-pornography ring. In March, police arrested ... Read More »

China Plans to Adopt Blockchain for Social Security Funds

China’s social security system will be adopting the blockchain for fund management, ChinaDaily writes. While countries around the world are in disagreement regarding digital currency and the blockchain, China takes a different approach. Some countries are recognizing Bitcoin as valid currency. Some are not. Meanwhile, China is embracing the blockchain head on. According to Wang Zhongmin, vice-chairman of the National ... Read More »