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Secret Service Wants Congress to Regulate Anonymous Cryptocurrencies, Coin Mixing, and Mining Pools

The United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance recently held a hearing on the Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response. The only three people to testify at the hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finances were all law enforcement agents who worked for the federal government. ... Read More »

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Specialist Claims Successful Coin Mining Days are Gone

  At the Research and Applied AI Summit in London, the director of technology at Darktrace spoke of a bank server that a European crime syndicate hijacked to mine Bitcoin. The incident contrasted the machine learning company’s findings for recent Bitcoin mining—he explained that the era of secretive Bitcoin mining had passed. Professional enterprises with dedicated servers dominated the sector ... Read More »

An Overview of the Economics of Cryptographic Tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Blockchain based projects have adopted initial coin offerings (ICOs) as means to simplify the process of raising capital. The cryptographic tokens offered within these ICOs are aimed at fulfilling a myriad of roles across various platforms. Some of these tokens resemble currencies, while others are similar to securities, and others offer features that are completely new. Each startup’s technological strategy ... Read More »

What is an ICO (Initial Coin Offering)

The cryptocurrency market is often referred to as the “wild west of finance”. Cryptocurrencies can sometimes increase in value several times over. Investment opportunities in the form of crowdfunding campaigns are extremely common in the cryptocurrency sphere. These come in the form of ICOs, short for Initial Coin Offering. Crowdfunding and cryptocurrency is a match made in heaven. Development teams ... Read More »

Alphabay Can Now Be Used As a Coin Tumbler

Those of you who use Coin tumblers that charge them up to 3% of their transaction amount might want to try this new feature on Alphabay Market, as their homepage states: Alphabay can now safely be used as a coin tumbler! This means that no level of blockchain analysis can prove that your coins come from Alphabay since we use ... Read More »