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Tutorial: How To Buy From the Valhalla Market?

Today we want to show you how to use the Valhalla Market, also known as Silkkitie. It is one of the oldest markets on the deepweb and has been active since 2013 . Valhalla supports multisig payments, escrow and Finalize Early. Although multisignature payments are supported, the funds in your balance are still held by the market , therefore exit ... Read More »

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GoldenEye ransomware is sending companies fake job applications

Cybercriminals keep on finding new ways to boost their conversion rates and make a bigger profit at the end of the month. Now, cybersecurity researchers at Check Point tell us about GoldenEye ransomware, a variant of the Petya ransomware that is being used to target companies’ HR departments, as people in these departments regularly need to open files in emails ... Read More »

Ex-UKIP Member Faces Upto 20 Years in Prison For Wire Fraud

In August of 2016, DeepDotWeb reported the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the European Parliament member Nigel Farage’s aide’s arrest in the midst of boarding a flight to Britain. During that time, former UKIP aide George Cottrell was charged with 21 offences, including money laundering and blackmail. This week, Cottrell plead guilty to wire fraud, settling an agreement with the ... Read More »

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Signal for Android Updated to Bypass Censorship in Cuba and Oman

Open Whisper Systems (OWS), the group behind the Signal, encrypted messaging app endorsed by Edward Snowden, updated their Android app to circumvent censorship in Cuba and Oman. The circumvention of such Internet blocking is not a new concept—engineers built Tor for the same reasons. Likewise, this is nothing new for OWS either. In Mid-December, they executed a similar method of ... Read More »

Firefox 52 Adds a Tor-Like Font Whitelist to Prevent Fingerprinting through OS Fonts

Researchers from Mozilla scheduled a release for a stable build of Firefox 52—this build’s significance came from a Tor-esque privacy implementation. In the user-submitted bug report, Bug 1121643 from 2015, a user posted that a system’s fonts exposed information about that user. Then, Tor developers, as another user commented, issued a patch to “Bug #13313: Pref ‘font.system.whitelist.’” Tor’s patch to ... Read More »

A new technique utilizing sub-chains to improve bitcoin’s scalability

The scalability of bitcoin is one of the main issues hurdling its mass adoption. Moreover, oephan risk related to the blockchain’s large blocks limits the transactional capacity of bitcoin. A paper published on Ledger Journal has proposed a new technique that utilizes the concept of weak blocks, or functional difficulty blocks, to construct subchains that extend between adjacent real block ... Read More »

TheDealersChoice, a client-side, encrypted Dark Net market

Exit scams are one of the worse problems for any honest deep web user. Even though escrow mechanisms can be employed to protect both the buyer and the seller, these are often centralized and even if they are not they require an arbitrator to determine who wins a dispute. This, along with the prospect of L.E discovering any relevant information ... Read More »

Valencia Police Catch a Darknet Child Pornography Downloader

Agents of the National Police Force (Cuerpo Nacional de Policía) arrested a 34-year-old suspected of owning child pornography in Valencia, Spain. By currently unknown and undocumented means, officers located a computer filled with child pornography. According to the Provincial Police of Valencia, the National Police Force made the taskforce aware “of computer files of sexual content in a computer tower.” ... Read More »

Cryptocurrencies – Financial Systems With The Highest Cybersecurity Standards On The Planet

Cybercrime is increasingly becoming a threat from year to year and its yearly losses have been steadily rising during the past few years. As more and more people are relying on technology and the internet to store wealth and trade (forex, saving accounts, cryptocurrencies, bonds, stock, commodities…etc), cyber-security has become a big concern for individuals, companies and governments. Cryptocurrencies offered ... Read More »

Atomic Verification Via Private Key Locked Bitcoin Transactions

The smart contract technology permits the creation of new protocols that can be implemented on top of bitcoin’s protocol itself. This signals the development of complex scripts, that are far beyond the requirement of a single digital signature. A research paper, which has been published a few days ago, introduced a new concept of private key locked bitcoin transactions, which ... Read More »

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SPECTER : A New Scalable and Fast Cryptocurrency Protocol

One of the big issues with bitcoin’s blockchain is the scalability of the protocol which means that the blockchain cannot process a high transaction throughput rate, mainly because the block size has to be kept to a minimum, and their production rate has to be low to guarantee that mining nodes can reach consensus in a secure manner. As of ... Read More »

Blockchain Voting & The Future Of Democracy

Blockchain voting can offer a myriad of benefits that would completely transform the face of democracy in the 21st century. Nowadays, voting is mostly carried out using paper based systems which despite their inexpensiveness and accessibility have two major setbacks; firstly, paper voting systems are almost entirely dependent on the honesty and security of personnel supervising the procedure; secondly, paper ... Read More »

Irish Firms Hit With $22 Million in Cyber Frauds, None Involving Bitcoin

Major public corporations and government agencies in Ireland were hit by US$23 million cyber frauds in the past year. Over 20 cyber attacks are being investigated by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), but interestingly, there are no reported cases of bitcoin involvement. Over the past two years, various law enforcement agencies and governments including Interpol and the government ... Read More »

Can the Blockchain Technology Revive The Contemporary Art Market?

Contemporary art can create means to investigate the impacts of financial logic across the socio-cultural continuum. Throughout this article, we’ll take a look at how we can utilize the blockchain technology to benefit and catalyze the evolution of contemporary art. Contemporary art can be used as a parameter for analyzing finance’s cultural logic due to the fact that it outlines ... Read More »