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Research: Assessing the link between the physical and virtual illicit drug markets

Illicit drug trading in the physical world has represented the subject of many research studies and is very well documented in academic literature. However, individuals involved in illicit drug trading have recently adopted innovative technologies to boost their profits and evade being caught by law enforcement agencies. Darknet marketplaces have been increasingly transforming the drug trafficking business during the past ... Read More »

Ether Camp launches the Virtual Accelerator and Hacker Gold Token

Ether.Camp, the organizaiton behind the biggest blockchain hackathon out there, has recently announced the launch of <hack.ether.camp>, an Ethereum-based Virtual Accelerator and a crowd funding platform designed to turn ideas into successful startups by leveraging the wisdom of the crowd in a tokenized enviroment. “We wanted to build something that’s truly valuable for the whole community. We’ve created a platform ... Read More »

On Public and Private WiFi, VPNs, Tor, and Virtual Machines

If you require privacy while connected to the internet – and I mean really require it – there is no reason to only make it part of the way to being safe. In the world we live in today, it’s foolish to ever assume you’re completely untraceable. The most we can accomplish is making it as difficult as possible for ... Read More »

Why Bitcoin Investors Should Convert Their Virtual Funds into Gold?

Guest post. The virtual currency Bitcoin is currently celebrating a suspicious comeback. On Wednesday, November 4, it surged 25% and has reached the $500 mark for the first time since summer 2014. Just two months ago, the currency has been valued at about $200. During the last three days, the currency has appreciated by 40%. In October, it has gone ... Read More »

Interpol Identifies Malware Threat To Virtual Currencies

The Singapore department of Interpol in a cyber threat research have identified a threat to the blockchain in virtual transactions, which could result in their being embedded with malware or other illegal data, including child abuse images. It depends on the type of the virtual currency and its protocols, however, there is a fixed space on the blockchain, which is ... Read More »

Tutorial: High Security Virtual Machines

Utilizing Virtualization to Increase Information Security Anonymity, privacy and information security are issues that affect all people in today’s digital age, not just cyber-criminals and drug dealers. You might handle company secrets that competitors or hackers could use to wreak havoc upon your company and steal from your customers. You might work in a conservative setting in which your sexual ... Read More »

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Virtual Sports

I always thought doing sports was one of the best reasons to go outdoors. With the introduction of the latest video game consoles, many have deemed that playing sports games virtually are the equivalent. That is just fundamentally wrong. It’s a nice concept, but definitely not a replacement. Think about it, while I eat my virtual lunch. Read More »

Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies

Member Statements Chairman Thomas R. Carper D (DE) Download Statement (34.1 KB) Witnesses Panel I Jennifer Shasky Calvery Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network U.S. Department of the Treasury Download Testimony (393.6 KB) Mythili Raman Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division U.S. Department of Justice Download Testimony (68.3 KB) Edward W. Lowery III Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigative Division U.S. Secret ... Read More »