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”Buying of Bitcoins will to Lead Children in Drug Dealings.” Says South Korean’s PM.

In recent years Darknet markets provided expedient sales channels to technologically knowledgeable customers. This approach appears to have considerable potential for growth in drugs sale,” a report claims. The role of fintech, information technology, and social media have been identified as threats to law enforcement agencies’ ability to combat the trade of illegal drugs on the darknet. This has been ... Read More »

Playpen Creator & Lead Administrator Found Guilty, 30 Years in US Prison

On May 1, Steven Chase, a 58-year-old creator and lead administrator of Playpen, was officially sentenced to 30 years in prison by US District Judge Richard Voorhees of the Western District of North Carolina. Chase was also required to forfeit his residence in Naples and accept a lifetime term of supervised release. Playpen is a sophisticated dark web marketplace and ... Read More »

“Derogatory Comments” on Yelp Lead to Retaliation Charge

On April 19, U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater convicted a 53-year-old search engine optimizer and reputation manager of one count of retaliation. William Laurence Stanley, the defendant, landed in custody in 2016 after extorting Generational Equity, court documents revealed. While in custody, he began another extortion process against the reputation management company. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 ... Read More »

Bitcoin Blockchain’s High Security Will Lead Blockchain Startups to Pivot Back to Bitcoin

Banks and financial institutions have promoted the word “blockchain” as a mysterious piece of software that will bring billions of dollars to banking and save consumers millions of dollars in fees. The only issue with this is, with over two years of testing, research, and implementation, not a single successful demonstration has been released to the public. As such, the ... Read More »

Report Says Dutch Lead Online Drug Sales In The West

According to a recent report by the justice ministry, the Netherlands is leading in online drug sales in the West. Rand, an independent research group, published 207 pages on the topic where it analyzed 50 encrypted webshops to estimate the size of the online markets. Websites based in the Netherlands specialize in ecstasy-related drugs, while cannabis accounts for just 9% ... Read More »

Deepweb Firearms Sale Lead to Arrests in Germany

Today, the 5th of July, Stuttgart prosecutors have filed charges against three men in Germany for violating weapons and weapon export laws. The accused have allegedly been illegally making and selling a small number of firearms on various darknet markets. We aren’t aware of many of the details surrounding the case but a single accusation was noteworthy; one of the ... Read More »

FBI Still Harassing Lead Tor Developer

Lead software developer for Tor, Isis Agora Lovecruft claims that the FBI is harassing her because they would like to talk with her, but will not disclose a reason why.  An FBI agent showed up at her parents home and left a card, instructing them to have Isis call them.  Later, phone calls to her parents home from the FBI ... Read More »

Interview With Sean Penn Lead To Drug Lord El Chapo’s Capture

The Sinaloa Cartel kingpin, Joaquin ”El Chapo” Guzmán, has been captured by the law enforcement authorities after months of hiding, following his unbelievable escape that happened 6 months ago. Before the drug lord’s capture, movie star Sean Penn was making an interview with El Chapo at his hiding place in the mountains. According to a Mexican official, the actor’s encounter ... Read More »