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Author Archives: Tamer Sameeh

The Deep Web, Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Psychonauts

Generally speaking, the internet and social media are growing in popularity at considerably rapid rates and presently play a pivotal role in the sale, distribution and marketing of “quasi” legal drugs. The quasi-anarchic nature of online marketplaces is gradually imposing a myriad of changes in illegal drug scenarios, changing the drug market to a virtual rather than a street perspective, ... Read More »

Geographical Analysis of Drug Trafficking On a Popular Darknet Marketplace

  Cryptomarkets are novel forms of online marketplaces, hosted on darknets, that simplify the trading of a myriad of illegal and illicit merchandize, namely drugs. Even though most relevant academic research studies focus on illegal drugs, a wide variety of other products and goods that are related to identity, or financial fraud, counterfeit goods or replicas, in addition to doping ... Read More »

UnitecDEAMP -A Novel Darknet Traffic Decomposition Approach

Malware is increasingly becoming major threats that almost always finds a way to penetrate through a network, undermining the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data. Network forensics represent the utilization of scientifically proven strategies to identify, obtain, fuse, examine and analyze digital evidence of pre planned intent, or monitored success of malicious activities meant to corrupt, disrupt and/or compromise various ... Read More »

A New Blockchain Market Engineering Approach – A Research Paper

Market engineering refers to the process of prudently restructuring a market aiming at transforming it into efficient and effective means for execution of exchange transactions. Via presenting a holistic, interdisciplinary set of tools to systematically analyze, design, structure and build the elements of various market platforms, to determine fields of application and also to formulate theoretical design and develop evaluation ... Read More »

Restricting Illegal Cryptocurrency Transactions Via An Ethereum Token

The trend of cryptocurrencies is flaring up like never before these days, as more individuals are tempted to use blockchain based, decentralized cryptocurrencies. Due to their decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) nature, cryptocurrencies have won the hearts of decentralization advocates, crypto-anarchists and libertarians. Nevertheless, given the fact that cryptocurrencies cannot be controlled by any form of intermediary, or third party, they can ... Read More »

UVCoin – A New Cryptocurrency With Improved Scalability and Control Over Monetary Supply

Apart from their booming success, presently available cryptocurrencies suffer from multiple limitations. By far, the most demanding of these limitations is their poor scalability. The most used cryptocurrency network right now is bitcoin, which can handle no more than 7 transactions per second; this is significantly low when compared to Paypal which can handle over 100 transaction per second, and ... Read More »

Analyzing Bitcoin Mining Botnets (Minerbots) – How Can We Shield Our Systems Against Minerbots?

Botnets have recently become one of the most serious forms of malicious tools used by cybercriminals to launch a myriad of attacks not only on individuals, but also on servers belonging to large organizations. Botnets can be used to perform a variety of malicious attacks including DDoS attacks, email spamming, phishing of private data, identity theft, bitcoin mining and others. ... Read More »

A New Patent – System for Autonomous Device Transacting Using Cryptocurrency

Across a great proportion of centralized systems, many transacting devices, whether separated by short or long distances, can achieve high levels of interaction and connectivity without having to be connected physically with each other and as such, are able to communicate wirelessly with one another. Nevertheless, such centralized systems that connect these devices are associated with multiple disadvantages that limit ... Read More »

The Distribution of Opioids on a Darknet Markets – A Research Study

Crypto-marketplaces are marketplaces that are hosted on anonymous networks, such as the Tor network, or other Darknets, and are mainly focused on the sale of illegal substances and illicit drugs. These online marketplaces utilize various tools to ensure the anonymity of their users and confidentiality of the delivered products by mail. Throughout the past few years, illicit drug trafficking on ... Read More »

Comparing the Security of Bitcoin to That of Common Online Payment Systems

Today’s technology offers us numerous online payment systems which enable us to easily execute financial transactions from almost any spot on the globe, in real time, using any device with internet access. Nevertheless, on the world wide web, there are multiple threat agents, malicious activities, and vulnerabilities, as well as the existence of security exploits; all of which are revealed ... Read More »

Using Bitcoin To Incentivize Users Of Distributed P2P Applications

The efficiency of a decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) application is mainly determined by the effective collaboration of users of mobile devices. Each and every user should be incentivized to compensate for consumption of computing resources as he/she collaborates with other users across the P2P network. On the other hand, appropriate incentivizing mechanisms that comply with the diversified requirements of users within ... Read More »

An Overview of the Economics of Cryptographic Tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Blockchain based projects have adopted initial coin offerings (ICOs) as means to simplify the process of raising capital. The cryptographic tokens offered within these ICOs are aimed at fulfilling a myriad of roles across various platforms. Some of these tokens resemble currencies, while others are similar to securities, and others offer features that are completely new. Each startup’s technological strategy ... Read More »

A Novel Model of Ethereum Based Corporate Governance

The blockchain technology is not only disrupting the framework of the global economy, but also the legal industry as well. Today, people can engage in business agreements that are based on smart contracts’ code, rather than conventional legislation. As such, if smart contracts’ code acts as law, then code flaws are also parts of the law. Businesses need business minded, ... Read More »

A Self-replicating Code That Earns You Bitcoin On Autopilot!

  What if a piece of code can replicate itself autonomously and earn you money, in the form of bitcoin, on autopilot? During the development process of TENNET (the Tribler Exit Node Network), a decentralized autonomously operating agent, that is capable of generating money online via providing a Tribler exit node service, was created. Tribler represents a decentralized open source ... Read More »

ZombieCoin – Using Bitcoin’s Network To Create Next Generation Botnets

A botnet represents a network of a large number of compromised machines, which are distinctively referred to as bots or zombies, and are remotely controlled by the “botmaster”. Botnets were originally coded to act as means for vandalism and to “show off” hacking skills, yet they have presently evolved into sophisticated tools that are continuously being leveraged for online financial ... Read More »