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Officers In Bengaluru Report 100% Increase in Drug Crimes From 2015

In Bengaluru, India, police officers reported a 100 percent increase in the number of narcotic-related arrests during 2016, compared to the arrest numbers from 2015. In 2016, officers arrested 289 individuals, both buyers and sellers. In stark contrast, officers only busted 141 people in 2015. The type of drug remained the same—from marijuana to LSD. Police attributed the increase to ... Read More »

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German Federal Police Investigated 600 DNM Users Since 2015, Source Says

Austrian news outlet Kronen Zeitung (Krone) spoke with a BKA official about darknet crime in Germany. The source, who did not reveal a name, said the BKA investigated nearly 600 darknet drug buyers and vendors since 2015. The number of investigations was for vendors and buyers who resided in Germany; outside of Germany, many more had been investigated but they ... Read More »

Obama Signs into Effect the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 to Combat the International Drug Trade

It seems that most of the wold already thinks the American Government over steps its bounds abroad. These new amendments Obama just signed into play will definitely fuel they’re burning fire. This new Act is intended to allow the United States’ reach on the drug war to stretch far and wide; allowing them to prosecute any drug manufacturers who have ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 20 Dec. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. IBM, Wells Fargo and LSE are enticed by the blockchain. As Matthew Leising and Jing Cao of Bloomberg report, finance and technology leaders are backing the blockchain as a means to simplify the recorded transactions. The innovative group works closely with the Linux Foundation, aiming to create a public block-based ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 13 Dec. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web.  Microsoft reveals intention to integrate Ripple for Ethereum expansion. As Samburaj Das of CryptoCoins News writes, following its October decision to offer its customers a blockchain-based solution, the multinational technology company is now considering the integration of Ripple in its cloud platform Azure to enhance the offering. Currently, Microsoft enables ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 6 Dec. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Goldman Sachs files security settlement patent application for cryptocurrencies. As Jennifer Hughes of The Financial Times reports, the leading New York-based multinational investment bank has filed SETL Coin patent application with the U.S. Patent & Trade Mark office in a move that highlights the bank’s belief that the blockchain technology ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Brave New Coin (BNC) launches the first blockchain-backed index for financial markets. According to Finextra, the New Zealand-based Data & Research company has joined forces with Smartbit, a Melbourne-based company that develops blockchain-related digital currency tools, for the development of the BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index (BNC-BLX). The innovative partnership is ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis – 25 Novemebr 2015

Since the 1 year high at $504 on November 4, price has been on a decline, surprising many who expecting an aggressive bull run, however. Corrections are part of market cycles, and necessary, like the current price action. The past 3 weeks have been a correction of the parabolic move up from $ 240. (3)(4) was a flat sideways level ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. EU crisis meeting to control the virtual currencies in the aftermath of Paris attacks. As Samburaj Das of CryptoCoins News writes, EU Justice and Interior Affairs Ministers have organized a crisis meeting in direct response to Paris terror attacks last Friday. The emergency meeting was held in Brussels on Friday, ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Microsoft partners with ConsensYs to launch blockchain-based enterprise solution. As Jemima Kelly of Reuters reports, the tech giant confirmed on Tuesday, November 10 the launch of a cloud-based blockchain platform to provide financial institutions with the tools to experiment with the decentralized ledger technology. The new platform will be available ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 8 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Santander launches blockchain challenge. As Nikhil Gupta of NewsBtc reports, via its fintech venture capital fund, Santander InnoVentures, Santander joins forces with OneVest investing and equity crowdfunding startup to launch a blockchain challenge. In detail, the bank is actively seeking for blockchain-based startups operating in mortgage processing, trade finance and ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 1Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web.  Microsoft and Consensys join forces for implementing Ethereum on Azure. As Ian Allison of International Business Timeswrites, Microsoft has signed a deal with Ethereum New York-based collective Consensys for the development of new Ethereum blockchain as an enterprise solution. The partnership aims to facilitate business customers everywhere to set up ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 25 Oct. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Virtual currencies could encourage terrorism financing. As Grace Caffyn of CoinDesk writes, a recently released report by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) entitled “Emerging Terrorist Financing Risks” considers the bitcoin as a potential threat for fueling terrorist financing. FATF notes that “digital currencies have attracted the attention of various ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 18Oct. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. George Kerevan of the Scottish National Party is a strong advocate of the bitcoin. As Yessi Bello Perez of Coin Desk writes, the Scottish MP, speaking at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, has urged his party to consider a trial of the ScotPound, a national digital currency that would coexist ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 11 Oct. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Gemini bitcoin exchange is live. As P.H Madore of CryptoCoins News writes, the Winklevoss Twins have announced in the company’s blog that their long-waited bitcoin exchange has officially opened its doors to institutional and retail investors on October 8th. Gemini offers the four pillars of business, product, security, licensing and ... Read More »