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Personal Experience: Part 1 – Entering The DeepWeb

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Part1: One of my good friends – referred to as Grandi throughout the entirety of this column – was pestering me about a gap in the services ... Read More »

Europol Report Equates Anonymity Focused Altcoins With CyberCrime

Europol released a report on September 29, about the cybercrime threats to the internet. Called Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA), the report looks at bitcoin, as well as anonymity focused coins, like Darkcoin, potential for criminal use. We feel it should concern everyone that the latest cyber currencies are intended to be truly anonymous and to facilitate anonymous transactions. ... Read More »

Darkcoin: Releases Open Source Code

Press release – Darkcoin is designed to ensure financial privacy by making it virtually impossible to trace a transaction back to its source. This is accomplished with a key piece of technology called Darksend, which works by mixing up the digital fingerprints of the user’s coins. Darksend’s technology is based on the Masternode Network, currently 900+ decentralized servers spread around ... Read More »

NSA Revelations You Need To Know About

The NSA is perhaps the biggest threat to the deep web. As the Snowden documents continue to be released, they have a tendency to all blend together and evoke the response “Whats new?” Though, with the risk of information overload, these NSA revelations are important for any deep web user. NSA Elite Hacking Squad Is Inject Malware into Millions Of ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 29 September 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web. Paypal Integrates Bitcoin into Paypal Payments Hub CoinDesk reported on September 23 that Paypal would be partnering with BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin to integrate Bitcoin into its Payments Hub. This “Hub” is a platform that allows digital content makers ... Read More »

ITOM Revealed: Europe’s Plan To Crack Down On The Online Drug Trade

Europe has been a hub of deep web activity, only second to the United States, but has seen a higher rate of arrests among dealers and buyers of darknet markets. It seems the pressure from European law enforcement is only going to rise. Recently, a document published by Netherland’s leading newspaper, Volkskrant, reveals a plan by the many European countries, ... Read More »

Mobile phones and Bitcoin adoption in Africa

Africa has been recognized as the continent with the world’s fastest growing market for mobile phones. High mobile phone penetration, has spawned a myriad of opportunities for business due to the gadgets  providing multiple functions that enable internet connectivity, data and voice communication, transfer of photos/video and money. Huge market As financial services provision increasingly embrace more electronic transactions, The ... Read More »

Guide: Preventing & Dealing With Compromised Identity

When interacting on the dark net, your anonymity is one of your most prized possessions. Most people go to great lengths to ensure that this anonymity is preserved, and rightfully so. The last thing you want when dealing with potentially illicit substances on the internet is for your identity to be compromised. This can happen in a number of different ... Read More »

New Details About the Utopia/BMR Busts

This article was originally published on this website, and was translated for us by a DNM community member –  this article brings to light more info about the Utopia marketplace bust and claims that these people are the same one who run Black Market Reloaded, is one of the arrested people might be Backopy (BMR admin)? [Translation] “For Sale: Assassin“ ... Read More »

Darkcoin Passes Security Review – Prepares to Open Source

A Press release by the Darkcoin community: Security researcher Kristov Atlas has concluded his code review and security audit of Darkcoin. He was solicited by the developers of Darkcoin, based on 4+ years of professionally reviewing C/C++ software, to review the code and suggest any changes which could improve the software. Kristov Atlas concluded that Darkcoin’s claims of functional anonymity ... Read More »

ISIS Supporter: The Islamic State Does NOT Use Bitcoin

The BBC recently aired a video about Dark Wallet a new wallet application that promises to anonymise your Bitcoin transactions. The BBC video wasn’t without controversy. They attempted to smear Dark Wallet by associating it with the Islamic State and illegal use. The Author The PDF that presented in the BBC article was written and posted on a WordPress blog ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 21 September 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Below $400 After originally appearing as if its value was preparing to stabilize, bitcoin’s prices have continued to fall. According to Miguel Helft of Fortune Magazine, the value of cryptocurrency fell below te $400 mark on Friday, Sept. 19th. ... Read More »

Onionshop Hacked ~ BTC Stolen (~700$)

A formal announcement was posted on the hub forum by Onionshop admins – A services that offered vendors a simple way of running their own anonymous Bitcoin Webshop in the Tor Network, explaining that the site was taken down due to a recent hack resulted in a loss of around $700 in BTC: (http://thehub7dnl5nmcz5.onion/index.php?topic=5252.msg37668;boardseen#new) Fellow Onionshop Community, About 2 days ... Read More »

Apple Pay, a Rival to Bitcoin?

The digital currency market is experiencing huge growth with companies devising creative and innovative solutions more so in the mobile payments space. Financial transfers and payment systems have experienced huge strides in technological advancement in the last few decades. There has been a rapid graduation from debit card and ATMs to   online transactions that has been followed in hot pursuit ... Read More »

Can Anoncoin Be The Currency Of The Deep Web?

Most DarkNet vendors deal exclusively in Bitcoin (BTC) because no competitor has more liquidity, price stability, or widespread adoption. In terms of DarkNet adoption, the next closest currency is Litecoin (LTC), which historically averages about 5% of Bitcoin’s market capitalization. Litecoin also has a relatively broad web infrastructure, and has been accepted sporadically by smaller DarkNet Markets. However, being essentially ... Read More »