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Research: Estimating the volume and scope of tobacco trading on darknet marketplaces

Most research studies on darknet marketplaces, or cryptomarkets, focus on the sales of illegal drugs. Most studies conducted during the past few years have provided minimal information on the magnitude and scope of trading of other forms of products on darknet marketplaces, including tobacco trading. A recently published paper aimed at analyzing the volume of tobacco sales taking place on ... Read More »

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The dynamics of bitcoin price – A comparison between exchange and P2P trading

Even though bitcoin was launched less than ten years ago, extensive research has been conducted on the economics of this decentralized currency. Most financial research conducted on bitcoin have focused on its returns. Others presented an alternative approach that analyzes the premiums paid on bitcoin, which are believed to considerably rely on the economic and political situation in the investor’s ... Read More »

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Research: Analyzing trading of hacking related products on darknet marketplaces

The size of the deep web is estimated to be five hundred times that of the surface web. The dark web comprises around 6% of the deep web and involves all forms of illegal activities including illicit drug trading, weapons trafficking, counterfeiting, and trading of malicious and hacking products. Dark web marketplaces, or crypto markets, represent unique forms of platforms ... Read More »

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Research: Addressing the growth of darknet drug trading in the US

The use and popularity of the black darknet drug market in the US have been increasing in the past few years. The anonymity offered by darknet marketplaces enables users to steer clear of law enforcement. Current policy is centered on the identification of administrators of darknet marketplaces and the immediate shutdown of their platforms. Even though this policy has led ... Read More »

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Research: Hacking Wall Street – Restructuring the law for hackers’ trading schemes

As today one can buy Wall Street stock over the internet, a new form of securities fraudsters have recently been targeted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This new breed of fraudsters execute their conspiring schemes through the internet, beyond the conventional boundaries of corporate boardrooms. They are cybercriminals who attack and compromise computer networks of business corporations, ... Read More »

Geretsrieder Sentenced for Making Counterfeit Money and Trading Weapons on Dark Web

A Geretsried young man has been sentenced to over four years of imprisonment with two years of drug therapy. He has been charged with making counterfeit money, trading illegal firearms on the dark web, and beating a police officer while reportedly under the influence of drugs. The 26-year-old man from Geretsried Munich, was presented before the judge at Munich II ... Read More »

Kelihos Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty To ID Trading On Darkweb

A 38-year-old Russian hacker awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to account theft and ID trading on the black market. Peter Yuryevich Levashov used botnet to get unauthorized access to credentials and offered information for sale on the darknet. According to a report, he operated multiple botnets since the 1990s. His mode of operation was specifically focused on Kelihos which he ... Read More »

Dentist Arrested for Trading Drugs on the Darknet

DIICOT agents arrested a Romanian dentist who traded multiple high risk narcotics on the deep web. The medical practitioner ordered the drugs from the Darknet and was able to acquire more than a thousand tablets of ecstasy and about a kilo of amphetamine. He supplied the drugs to his customers in the country’s Neamt County. Andrei Minea also known as ... Read More »

Darknet Vendors and Buyers Switching to Decentralized Trading Solutions

A recent report issued by Digital Shadows claims that darknet vendors and buyers are increasingly moving away from the use of centralized darknet markets, like Dream Market and Wall Street Market, and moving to decentralized marketplaces. Digital Shadows is an organization which monitors and reports on the darknet, the clearnet, and the deep web. In the new 15 page report, ... Read More »

Research: 47% Of All Bitcoin Transactions Involves Illegal Trading Mostly On ‘Darkweb’

Talis Putnins and Jonathan Karlsen, Professors at the University of Technology Business School in Sydney, together with Dr. Sean Foley from Sydney University, have been jointly working on a research whose results are shocking. In their yet to be published document ”Sex, Drugs, Darknet and Bitcoins,” the nearly half of all bitcoin transactions involve illegal trading either directly or indirectly ... Read More »

Tutorial – Altcoin Flipping : Making Money Online Via Trading Cryptocurrencies

The year of 2017 is definitely the year of crypto, especially that the market capital of cryptocurrencies has reached its all time high during the past week, recording around $28.7 billion according to data from coinmarketcap.com. Many cryptocurrency traders, or more precisely “altcoin flippers”, as myself have made some good profits during the past few weeks. I managed to double ... Read More »