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Tried To Buy Phone With Counterfeit Notes – Four Arrested In Lyon

Four men from Lyon, France were arrested for trying to purchase a phone using counterfeit bank notes. The event took place in Lyon on Monday, when the four suspects, aged between 17 and 22, tried to buy a phone with seven counterfeit 50 euro notes. After their detention, the suspects admitted that they ordered the counterfeit money from the dark ... Read More »

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Trial Started In Swedish Dark Net Vendor Case

Four men (aged around 25) are standing trial at the Halmstad District Court in Sweden for allegedly running a vendor shop on the dark web selling narcotics. According to official court documents, law enforcement authorities arrested two of the suspects when they tried to pick up a parcel containing five kilograms of amphetamines from a postal delivery point in Åled. ... Read More »

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Swiss Convict’s Ex-Girlfriend Released From Custody

The ex-girlfriend of Tobias Kuster, a convict in Switzerland, was released from custody. Tobias Kuster, a 23-year-old man currently serving five and half years in prison for violent crimes, did not return to the Pöschwies Prison Office from an unaccompanied parole on June 23, 2016. According to official court documents, the suspect was involved in the murder of a 43-year-old ... Read More »

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A Bitcoin Framework For Sending Bitcoins Using Low-end Mobile Phones

Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) currency that was innovated to provide a payment system that omits the need for banks and third party intermediaries. In some parts of the developing world, bank fees can be unaffordable, especially in poor rural communities. Moreover, access to retail banking services can be limited in such areas, which can lead to imbalances in ... Read More »

Penguin Mixer: Review and Tutorial

Today, we are going to review and teach you how to use the Penguin mixer. The reason why we have taken an interest on this particular mixer is its open source nature. Like the mixer itself explains on the front page, the deep web relies on a multitude of open source services like Linux, Tor and Bitcoin. However, bitcoin mixers ... Read More »

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VirtualPatent – Tracing Online Ideas Via Decentralized Trusted Timestamping Using Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Social networks and other forms of online discussion platforms have made it possible for ideas to be disseminated in the blink of an eye. Nevertheless, there are several logical justifications that render individuals hesitant to share their ideas on the internet. For example, academic researchers usually prefer not to make their contributions public, until they have been formally published to ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price analysis February 23, 2017

Bitcoin Rallies Ahead of Bitcoin ETF Decision This week the price of Bitcoin rallied from $980, past $1000 to a monthly high at $1127, inches away from the $1139 high of January 5. This strong run was partly fueled by speculation on a the Winklevii Twins’ proposed Bitcoin Trust ETF. On March 11, 2 members of the SEC will rule ... Read More »

Dark Net Markets Launching Bug Bounty Programs

Dark web marketplaces are using the same model as legit businesses – they are launching bug bounty programs to protect them against possible hacks. The rewards will make bounty hunters analyze the websites, find security flaws, and earn profits. According to tech magazine CyberScoop, Hansa Market is one of these marketplaces. Hansa, which made about $3 million last year, has ... Read More »

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Update In Silk Road Vendor’s Case In The Netherlands

A 37-year-old, also known as “Willy”, from Groningen, the Netherlands, was arrested for allegedly running a vendor shop on the infamous Silk Road Marketplace selling narcotics. Earlier this month, the Public Prosecutor (OM) recommended a sentence of fifteen months (five suspended) in prison. However, there is an update in the case. According to official court information, the suspect allegedly used ... Read More »

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Utilizing the blockchain technology to create contemporary writing pieces

The digital technology has transformed the way narratives are created and consumed, from simply moving story-worlds and images to complex digital multi-branched and long-form story experiences. Also, the blockchain technology has revolutionized the global financial system. As a globally visible and collaboratively compiled list of transactions, which have been executed within a specific system, the blockchain technology promotes decentralization of ... Read More »

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US Firearm Vendor Tried To Sell Gun To Customer, Got Jailed

Michael Ryan, a 36-year-old graduate from Kansas, US, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for running a vendor shop on the dark web. According to law enforcement authorities, the suspect sold weapons under the pseudo name ”Gunrunner” on the Black Market Reloaded (BMR) marketplace. During the investigation, law enforcement authorities discovered that Ryan sold a powerful Hi-Point handgun and ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor Pleaded Guilty to Drug Distribution in Fatal Overdose Case

Kevin Campbell, a drug treatment worker from Chicago pleaded guilty to the distribution of controlled substances via the Silk Road marketplace. After a one-year investigation between 2013 and 2014, Chicago law enforcement raided Campbell’s Chicago home and found further evidence to connect the suspect to a 2013 crime in Bellevue, Washington. In August 2013, Washington emergency response crews attended a ... Read More »

Can Foreign Governments Hack Americans With Impunity?

A lawsuit being heard by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeks to answer the question of whether foreign governments can hack Americans with impunity. In the case of Kidane v. Ethiopia, lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the law firm of Jones Day and Robins Kaplan are representing a man from Maryland, ... Read More »

FBI Begins Construction of Nationwide Watchlist For Employers

The FBI has begun the construction of a nationwide watchlist for employers. With a platform called Rap Back–”Rap” stands for Record of Arrest and Prosecution while Back is short for background–employers will soon be able to receive real-time notifications of their employees’ criminal status. Instead of conducting a one-time background check in the initial recruitment stage, employees will now be ... Read More »