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Monero Considers Implementing zk-STARKs

Monero is one of the most privacy-centric cryptocurrency currently being used, and its developers are continually researching ways to make the cryptocurrency even more private and secure. Originally launched in April 2014 as BitMonero, the project quickly shortened the name simply to Monero, which means Coin in Esperanto. Monero is based on the CryptoNote protocol and uses ring signatures for ... Read More »

Adblocker Extension for Chrome Hid Monero Miner

An adblock extension for Google Chrome was discovered to contain a JavaScript Monero miner within it. The Chrome extension, known as SafeBrowse, was meant to help users block advertising scripts which force users to wait and look at, or click on, an advertisement before proceeding to a page. These advertisements are often hosted by Adfly or Linkbucks. SafeBrowse has become ... Read More »

The Pirate Bay May Be Ditching Ads in Favor of JavaScript Monero Mining

One of the world’s largest torrent sites is testing a new way to generate revenue that doesn’t include advertisements. On certain pages accessed on The Pirate Bay, such as search results and categories, the JavaScript for a Monero miner loads silently in the background and uses the site visitor’s spare CPU cycles. The mining script used by The Pirate Bay ... Read More »

DHS Says Darknet Criminals Are Switching From Bitcoin to Monero

The United States federal government continues to view the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) as a potential tool for cybercriminals. An agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNBC recently that cybercriminals are “looking more closely at other currencies like Monero and Ethereum.” Earlier this year an FBI agent with the bureau’s Cyber Division told reporters at ... Read More »

Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero Sees Drastic Increase in Liquidity, Adoption by Largest Exchange

Monero, the second largest privacy-focused anonymous cryptocurrency behind Dash, has recently demonstrated a rapid increase in value after being adopted and integrated by Bithumb, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume. Over the past 12 months, South Korea evolved into a major cryptocurrency market, becoming the biggest Ethereum exchange market by trading volume. A significant increase in demand from professional ... Read More »

Wall Street Market Adds Support for Monero

On May 22, the Wall Street Market technical operator said that staff were a bit busy “working on a new big feature for WSM.” And on July 6, the Wall Street Market (WSM) staff revealed that big feature: Monero implementation. Currently, Wall Street Market is the only darknet marketplace with Monero support. Both Alphabay and and Oasis enabled Monero transactions ... Read More »

Monero GUI Wallet Guide

Monero was the first altcoin to be added to a deep web market. The Alphabay announcement was actually the main catalyst for the amazing rally that took Monero from the $2 mark to $20. It is a privacy driven cryptocurrency and it’s one of the best in its field. However, for a long time, Monero didn’t have its own Graphic ... Read More »

FBI Concerned Criminals Could Use Monero

Monero (XMR), the privacy-centric cryptocurrency that was first released in 2014, is now definitely on the FBI’s radar. In late 2016, darknet markets AlphaBay and Oasis Markets began to accept Monero for payments. At a recent seminar session attended by a journalist from CoinDesk, Special Agent Joseph Battaglia of the FBI’s Cyber Division in New York City, told 150 people ... Read More »

Monero Hard Fork Coming Soon

Due to its anonymous features and technology, Monero is the first alternative cryptocurrency to get a place next to Bitcoin in the dark market scene. Since then, Monero has reached new heights in price, volume and network hashrate, meaning that, now more than ever, people are mining Monero and making use of its privacy features. The price has grown 8 ... Read More »

How To Get Monero?

You’ve probably heard of Monero (XMR) by now. It’s a cryptocurrency which features privacy and untraceable transactions. Several darknet markets, including AlphaBay and Oasis, have chosen Monero to be their private cryptocurrency. SIGAINT, a darknet email service, has also recently provided a TOR relay for Monero transactions in an effort to help Monero transactions stay completely within the darknet, if ... Read More »

Reddit User Explains How To Use Monero and “Not End Up in Jail”

After both Oasis and Alphabay announced the support of the lesser-known cryptocurrency Monero, marketplace forums and the /r/DarkNetMarkets subreddit have been filled with posts riddled with misinformation on the topic. Being less popular than Bitcoin and Ethereum, the usage and security of Monero raises many questions that need answers. One of the moderators of /r/DarkNetMarkets, “sapiophile,”submitted a post titled “IMPORTANT ... Read More »

AlphaBay and Oasis Markets to Begin Accepting Monero for Payments

Most transactions that take place on the deepweb utilize some form of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin and Ethereum have dominated the market for the longest time, but with the growing realization that neither form of digital currency is completely anonymous, many users have been seeking alternatives. One such alternative is Monero; a currency that both AlphaBay and Oasis just announced can be ... Read More »