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Child Suicide “Game” Videos Being Sold on the Darknet

The Ukraine National Police reported the discovery of massive “suicide networks” where the owners encourage children to commit acts of self harm. These networks, as the name indicated, only succeeded once the child committed suicide. The owner or administrator of the group then sold the videos on the darknet, the press release explained. Often the exploitation started as a game. ... Read More »

How Can Banks Engage With Blockchain’s Radical Innovation?

By far, the blockchain technology is the most innovative financial creation throughout the past 200 years. Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in general, are threatening the existence of the retail banking industry and many decentralization advocates think that the advent of bitcoin has triggered the countdown to extinction of banks. Consequently, the world’s top bankers have been researching how they can engage ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price analysis March 1 2017

Bitcoin Makes New Historical Highs – This week the price of Bitcoin continued up from last week’s $1122 to a new all time high (ATH) price across all exchanges. European exchange Bitstamp, clocked in at $1222, $55 above the $1163 high from December 2013. Soon after, price dipped back below the all time high on the 2H – 6H time ... Read More »

Convicted German Sentenced To Probation

A 31-year-old man from Geretsried, Germany, was sentenced to five years of probation for ordering large quantities of amphetamines from the dark web. In August 2015, the industrial mechanic ordered 250 grams of amphetamines from a Germany-based dark net vendor. He gave his mother’s address for delivery, which worked smoothly for the first time. However, the second package was mismarked ... Read More »

Millions of Dollars Lost in Case Against Silk Road Vendor

On Thursday, February 11, 2017, a Potsdam Regional Court heard investigators explain the case of a successful darknet drug dealer. The story varied only slightly from that of any other such drug dealer. The issue, and reason the story made the news, became apparent as more data surfaced. Investigators in Brandenburg claimed the defendant was the most successful drug dealer ... Read More »

Arizona Bill Seeks to Update Law to Recognize Smart Contracts

A bill recently introduced in the Arizona state House of Representatives by state Rep. Jeff Weninger, seeks to amend the state’s Electronic Transactions Act to recognize signatures secured through blockchain technology, as well as to legally recognize smart contracts. House Bill 2417 introduced by Rep. Weninger on February 6th, 2017, states that, “A signature that is secured through blockchain technology ... Read More »

Police Bust Attempted Grenade Buyer

In early February, police arrested a 21-year-old man for trying to buy a gun and several grenades from the darknet. The police arrested him and raised his home where they found other weapons. The officers confiscated the weapons along with several laptops and a cell phone. They reminded the public that the man power no threat to the public The ... Read More »

Internet detectives are looking specifically for child porn exchange exchanges on the Internet and try to identify victims and offenders.

German Authorities Fighting Against Child Porn

The spread of child pornographic content on the internet has always been a big issue law enforcement authorities in the world had to cope with. Like many countries already, including the United States and Australia, Germany is waging a war against online pedophiles. After the incident in the Diocese of Limburg, Germany, authorities in the country started to turn more ... Read More »

Drug Distribution Suspects Admit Darknet Use

On January 7, two individuals—Daniel John Young with a lengthy list of priors and his partner, Terri Louise Graham—stood in front of a magistrate judge for both nine and seven charges, respectively. The charges, according to evidence from an officer’s testimony, stemmed from the distribution of drugs obtained on darknet marketplaces, Offices arrested Young and Graham after six people wound ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, February 26, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The Chinese province of Sichuan is becoming the country’s bitcoin mining capital According to the China Money Network, bitcoiners keep on trying to move to mountainous regions where mining equipment can naturally be cooled down without the need for additional resources. This has led to an exponential growth in ... Read More »

Feds Indict A “Top Ten” Email Spammer For Wire Fraud

A 36-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, just learned of a ten-count indictment filed against his name. The indictment charged Michael Persaud of only wire fraud—ten counts of wire fraud. In addition to the charges related to computer crimes, the federal indictment called for the forfeiture of four computers used to send millions of spam emails to recipients both in the United ... Read More »

Maryland Man Guilty of Darknet Child Porn Accusations

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announced that a Maryland man pleaded guilty to sharing more than 100,000 images of child pornography on the deepweb. The defendant, Kevin Heiting, shared images on the darknet and the dark web, according to the FBI. He additionally communicated with a 14-year-old boy over the darknet eguest sexual simager, ... Read More »

Arizona Bill Would Ban Mandatory Tracking of Firearms By Blockchain

On January 17th, 2017, Arizona State Representative Paul Boyer introduced House Bill 2216, a piece of legislation which would ban the mandatory tracking of firearms with blockchain technology. The bill provides exceptions for firearm owners who voluntarily agree in writing to having their firearm tracked with blockchain technology, as well as an exception allowing law enforcement officers, who have obtained ... Read More »

Five kilos of amphetamine was picked up at the post office in Åled outside Halmstad. A man arrested for drug offenses.

Update In Swedish Vendor Case: One Of The Suspects Confessed

Earlier this week, four men were detained in Halmstad, Sweden, who are suspected of running a vendor shop on the dark web. Now, one of the accused persons confessed. According to official documents at the Halmstad District Court, the four suspects were selling narcotics on the dark web. They are charged with aggravated drug trafficking and serious drug offenses. The ... Read More »

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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 »