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Alphabay Glock Vendor Admits to Firearm Deals from 2016

On July 27, an Indiana man admitted to his role in weapon trafficking in connection with Alphabay arms trafficking. Benjamin Donald Brunni—a 19-year-old from Greensburg, Indiana—drove from Indiana to New Jersey to sell an Alphabay buyer 10 firearms. Law enforcement, as often the case in weapons deals, had posed as the Alphabay buyer, and ultimately trapped Brunni. Brunni, along with ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 10 Years after 2016 Darknet Bust

In 2016, Benjamin Bricker was arrested for distributing cocaine purchased from the Darknet. The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to the criminal counts and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Bricker was accused of being in possession of cocaine valued at 4 to 200 grams. According to the law, the punishment for this type of crime is a sentence ... Read More »

Trends of Cyberattacks in 2016

Cybercrime is increasingly becoming more belligerent and confrontational. The magnitude of cyberattacks is growing, as cybercriminals are becoming more aggressive, particularly in the event of extortion. A recently published paper presented an analysis of the cyberattacks trends that took place in the year 2016. Today, cybercrime represents a flourishing industry. The relatively new model of Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS) has simplified access ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis for 29th May 2017

Is Bitcoin in a Bubble? Bitcoin was back in the news this week, after another strong rally to a new all time high of $2760 on May 25, 1430 UCT. Bitcoin continues to prove critics wrong and rope in new investors, speculators, news anchors and traditional wall street money. ABC news Australia had a news segment 3 days in a ... Read More »

Italy Watched the Italian Darknet Community Since 2016

On Friday, April 28, the Central Operational Service and Lecco Police conducted a series of arrests as part of an international drug investigation. Lecco News reported the event live as law enforcement in Lecco held a press conference that explained the unfolding events. In the Police Headquarters Meeting Room, the Lecco chief prosecutor, Antonio Chapman, told reporters that the “operation ... Read More »

UK Identity Fraud Hit Record Levels in 2016

Cifas, a not-for-profit organization working to fight fraud in the UK, warned the public that identity fraud numbers hit record levels in 2016. In addition to the warning, the fraud prevention group noted that 88 percent of all recorded identity fraud occurred online. Fraudsters used several methods of obtaining personal information last year; methods ranged from the classic mail theft ... Read More »


Bitcoin Price Analysis January 16, 2016

Beijing Now Controls the Price of Bitcoin Bitcoin kicked off the new year at lofty levels of $1139, inches away from gold parity – depending on which exchange you looked at. The digital currency surprised critics last year, scooping pole position for best performing currency and commodity class of 2016. Bitcoin investors took home 125% returns at close of December ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 31, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The IRS and DOJ want to stop Coinbase customer from interfering in its summons After the IRS filed a “John Doe” summons targeting Coinbase in an attempt to access its user records on November 17, a battle ensued in which Coinbase is attempting to defend the privacy of its ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 24 December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin is a trending top as we close in on the end of the year Bitcoin’s price has been booming, and that made it a trending topic all over the world as news outlets report on the increase. Google and Baidu show us that Venezuela, Brazil, Nigeria and India ... Read More »

Bitcoin price analysis for December 23rd 2016

Bitcoin’s $ 1000 Gifts for Christmas As I am writing this, I am overwhelmed by the performance of Bitcoin, mostly over the past 48 hours. Bitcoin has spun up a surprise for the world, and there is more to come over Christmas. Few assets would go up more than 50% within a year, after a 3 year bear market that ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 18th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Digital exchange Kraken has acquired a bitcoin buying service One of the most well-known digital currency exchanges, Kraken, has acquired a bitcoin buying service called Glidera. According to CoinDesk, this is one of a few acquisitions Kraken has been making in the last few years. Glidera’s services, which enable ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 10th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New Developments: Circle has decided to give up on the bitcoin side of its business According to The Wall Street Journal, Circle Internet Financial Ltd, a social payments app that has in the past been backed by Goldman Sachs, has given up on allowing its customers to buy and sell bitcoin ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 3, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Unioin launches mobile wallet app for iOS and Android The famed Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has launched a mobile wallet app for iOS and Android. According to a statement from the co-founder published by CoinDesk, there are more than 300 million people accessing the internet through their mobile devices ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price analysis 30th November 2016

Bitcoin Price Hits a New $1000 high on Indian Exchanges Bitcoin was back on the headlines this week, reasserting itself as the asset of choice for Indians seeking a safe haven asset class. While on most days it’s China, this week demand peaked in India, where an official ban on 500 and 1000 rupee paper notes by Prime Minister Modi ... Read More »