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9.1.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Woman Sentenced to Six Years for Hiring a Hitman on the Darknet The 58-year-old woman who paid a “hitman” on the darknet to have her love/ex-lover killed received a six year prison sentence. Danish police kept the case quiet for the greater part of 2017. Towards the end of the year, the public learned that the authorities had locked up ... Read More »

Bitcoin News roundup 7.1.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Facebook CEO studying cryptocurrencies in quest for decentralization Mark Zuckerberg, in what he called personal challenges for the year ahead, revealed that he is studying cryptocurrencies and encryption to improve the social networking service he co-founded. He noted that this year he is going to focus on “fixing important ... Read More »

3.1.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Suspect Calls ‘Black Death’ Kidnapping a Publicity Stunt The story of the self-proclaimed model who cried “Black Death Group” refuses to stop making headlines. This time, Chloe Ayling’s alleged kidnapper—who slept beside her and went shoe shopping with her—claimed that she had invented the entire narrative. She had allegedly wanted to further her modelling career through a story about human ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 31.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin exchange executive kidnapped, found alive and safe three days later According to various reports, a 40-year-old analyst at cryptocurrency exchange EXMO, Pavel Lerner, was dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men wearing dark clothes and balaclavas in Kiev, Ukraine, after leaving his company’s offices on December 26. At ... Read More »

25.12.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Amphetamine Dealer Gets Two Years of Probation In a Bavarian courtroom, 21-year-old Simon K.’s “promising future” encouraged a judge to hand down a lenient sentence for drug trafficking. The 21-year-old had partnered up with an older colleague to sell ecstasy and amphetamine from the darknet. K. told the court that he had a drug addiction problem and that part of ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 24.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Coinbase adds Bitcoin Cash support, investigates potential insider trading Popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to both Coinbase and its Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX), which helped the cryptocurrency’s value surge for a brief period of time. The addition initially triggered a trading frenzy, that ... Read More »

18.12.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Dream Vendor ‘DaddyGreenJeans’ aka ‘MrCandy’ Busted The Portland Police Bureau announced that 33-year-old Joseph R. Caruso had allegedly distributed fentanyl and fentanyl analogs via darknet markets. According to their announcement, Caruso sold on Alphabay and Dream Marketplaces under the names “DaddyGreenJeans” and “MrCandy.” The investigation into Caruso began after a Wisconsin man overdosed on a fentanyl analog and officers found ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 17.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin community donates nearly $2 million to Andreas Antonopoulos following Roger Ver tiff The Bitcoin community recently sent nearly $2 million in donations to Andreas Antonopoulos, a community scholar and lecturer who’s authored several books including Mastering Bitcoin, following a tweet from prominent Bitcoin Cash supporter and Bitocin.com CEO ... Read More »

Platforms with Bitcoin and Co. are to register their users in a central database, according to the EU Council.

Bitcoin news roundup, December 10, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: CBOE to launch Bitcoin futures on December 10 Last week, DeepDotWeb reported on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) receiving approval from the U.S: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures on its platform. At the time, the date in which the regulated exchange would list Bitcoin ... Read More »

10.12.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Chemical Love Conspirator Sentenced to Three Years in Prison Chemical Love: Nicholas Kelsch ran Chemical Love, a massive darknet drug shop/online drug trafficking organization. German authorities rounded up Nicholas aka z100 and four co-conspirators in 2016. As of late December 2017, four of the five Chemical Love drug traffickers received sentences. A German court finally managed to sentence the fourth ... Read More »

5.12.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million A joint press conference by Wuppertal police and the Wuppertal Prosecutor’s Office revealed that a special taskforce caught a “large-scale” darknet drug trafficker. The raid on all three of the suspect’s properties yielded more than 200 kilograms of drugs (some reports claim up to 400 kilograms). He was ... Read More »

Justice does not know what to do with bitcoins

Bitcoin News Roundup 3.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures by mid-2018 According to reports, Nasdaq Inc, the world’s second largest stock market, is set to enable bitcoin futures trading by mid-2018. The financial institution, along with major financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., is rushing to integrate the cryptocurrency given its recent all-time ... Read More »

28.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case The Department of Justice announced that Shaun Bridges, a corrupt Secret Service agent who investigated Ross Ulbricht, will spend even more time in prison. He had previously received a six-year prison sentence for stealing $800,000 in Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation. The additional two years stemmed from a case involving ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 26.11.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Mark Karpeles hints at MtGox revival through an ICO According to former MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles, the complexity of the company’s bankruptcy makes it hard for creditors to recover their losses, and a revival of the company may be the way to solve the problem. MtGox’s bankruptcy claims are ... Read More »

21.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Mod “Trappy” Charged with Fraud in Atlanta 24-year-old Ronald L. Wheeler III of Streamwood, Illinois, pleaded not guilty to access device fraud in connection to the Alphabay marketplace. U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak said that Wheeler “was the mouthpiece for Alphabay on the internet.” During the crime, Wheeler aka Trappy allegedly conspired with Alexandre Cazes, alleged owner and administrator ... Read More »