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Research: How can disclosure and dissemination of information affect levels of trust in crypto-markets?

The cryptocurrency market represents a unique chance to analyze a market with an estimated unregulated capital exceeding $13 billion, which was raised via initial coin offerings (ICOs). A recently published paper in the London Business School Review attempts to identify how much confidence investors can have in crypto markets. The paper analyzes data from more than 750 ICOs that were ... Read More »

U.S. Herbal Cannabis Sales on Cryptomarkets – A Research Study

Darknet marketplaces, or cryptomarkets, are online marketplaces where drug dealers sell various forms of illegal drugs. Cryptocurrencies and anonymizing technologies, especially the Tor network, are utilized by market participants to hide their identities and render it hard for law enforcement agencies to track them down. A group of researchers have recently published a paper that described how U.S. based herbal ... Read More »

Cryptomarkets – Mitigating the Problems of Conventional Offline Drug Markets

The deep web has opened the door to a novel way of illicit drug trading, via what is referred to as darknet marketplaces or cryptomarkets. Users can now safely purchase illicit drugs from the comfort of their homes, compare products and their prices offered by various vendors, while avoiding being busted by law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Cryptomarkets also greatly reduce ... Read More »

Can Cryptomarkets Minimize The Harms Associated With Illicit Drug Use?

Cryptomarkets are special forms of online marketplaces that are hosted on the deep web, and feature a large number of vendors. Buyers and vendors on cryptomarkets enjoy the anonymity provided to them by the deep web, as their web locations are concealed and cryptocurrency payments render it almost impossible to track them. Drug trading on various cryptomarkets has recently evolved ... Read More »

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Drug Cryptomarkets

Two well known researchers, Monica Barratt and Judith Aldridge, put together an in-depth publication on crypto-marketplaces (the academic term for dark net markets). The jointly written article was recently published on the International Drug Info Policy website. In essence, the article answers every question about darknet markets that an outsider would have. The publication is fittingly titled “Everything you always ... Read More »