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Pandora Market: Is It Gone?

Update:  Market is back up:  This was the Statement from the Admin: Sorry guys, my bad, pandora will be back up soon, just serios technical issues combined with holiday time. I am Sorry for that shit ! The Story before was: The same ritual every 2 months. So we can’t say that we did not see this one coming… Pandora ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 20 July 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Industry On July 18th, Dell announced that they would accept Bitcoin payments for all their products through their online marketplace. Previously, Dell had solely accepted the purchasing of gift cards with Bitcoin. The computer hardware company, whose brands include ... Read More »

FedEx Accused of Drug Trafficking

From a news item published in Courthousenews service, may have some relevance to DNM users, as such cases might encourage shipping providers to deploy better screening procedures: SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – FedEx conspired to distribute controlled drugs and did deliver them, for illegal Internet pharmacies, a federal grand jury said Thursday in a 15-count indictment. The indictment, signed by U.S. ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 13 July 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Industry News A new ATM specifically designed for bitcoin has been released in the Los Angeles area, according to Riley Snyder of the Los Angeles Times. Robocoin’s automated teller machines turn bitcoins into hard cash. The founder of the ... Read More »

Judge Rejects Every Defense Argument In The Silk Road Trial

As it was published in wired, things are not looking too bright for Ross Ulbricht: In a ruling released Wednesday, Judge Katherine Forrest denied a motion by Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old alleged creator of the Silk Road billion-dollar online drug bazaar, to dismiss criminal charges against him that include narcotics trafficking conspiracy, money laundering, and hacking conspiracy charges, as well ... Read More »

Legal Issues? Get Advice From Anonymous DeepWeb Lawyer

Just came across this interesting thread on SR2 forum, I must admit i still did not have the chance to contact them and ask for more details about this service but i like the idea so i though i should mention it and maybe we will get some reports from people who contacted this lawyer for advice (http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?topic=45693.0;topicseen): The thread ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 07.07.2014

Bitcoin continued on its upward trajectory over the past week, rising to $631.48 at the time of writing, up from $598.97 at the start of the week, June 30. Having recovered from some dropback the week prior, the coin is once again comfortably above the $600 threshold; values of which it hasn’t seen since the start of June. Price rises ... Read More »

World Drug Report 2014: Drug Deals Multiply on the Dark Net

Some more bullshit information  – on the good side, DarknetMarkets are booming as we know: Published in IPS: UNITED NATIONS, Jul 3 2014 (IPS) – In its two years of operation, the online marketplace Silk Road raked in 1.2 billion dollars in revenue and amassed an estimated 200,000 registered users – a success story that would be any start-up’s dream. ... Read More »

NSA’s XKeyscore Source Code Leaked: All Tor Users Classified As ‘Extremists’

As it was published by RT: The NSA has been revealed to mark and consider potential “extremists” all users of the internet anonymizer service Tor. Among those are hundreds of thousands of privacy concerned people like journalists, lawyers and rights activists. Searching for encryption software like the Linux-based operating system Tails also places you on the NSA grid, as Lena ... Read More »

One Auction Bidder Claimed The 30,000 Silk Road Bitcoins

Update: VC Tim Draper is the Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Winner: Pioneering venture capitalist Tim Draper, father of noted bitcoin industry VC Adam Draper and managing director of the VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has been revealed as the winner of last Friday’s US Marshals auction of nearly 30,000 BTC. The announcement was released via a blog post on Medium ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 1.7.14

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Industry News The U.S. government held a bitcoin auction on Friday, June 27th. According to MarketWatch, the government’s supply of digital currency was in high demand, with 63 total registered bids. Individuals interested in the auction include SecondMarket’s Barry ... Read More »

Silk Road Bitcoin hoard sold in US!

Update From Coindesk:  The US Marshals Service (USMS), the federal agency tasked with managing the auction of more than 30,000 BTC seized from defunct online black market Silk Road, has released new data about Friday’s event. The agency told CoinDesk that 45 registered bidders participated in the event, and that 63 bids were received over the course of the auction, which ran ... Read More »