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US Think Tank Releases Report on Investigation Into Illicit Transactions on the Dark Web

News United States think tank The Rand Corporation has taken a closer look at the dark web, where criminal activities are difficult to discover, monitor, and investigate for law enforcement. On Nov. 20, The Rand Corporation, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the University of Denver on beha..

US Court Orders Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit $150K in Bitcoin

News A United States court has ordered Christopher Bania, who recently pleaded guilty to drug distribution, to give up almost 17 Bitcoin (BTC) — worth roughly $150,000 at press time. The plea, order and sentencingPer the Oct. 19 order from a court in Wisconsin, Bania will need to forfeit “Approxim..

$800 Bitcoin Buys $10,000 Cash on Dark Web, Turn-Key Money Laundering

News Security researchers have identified a new trend of lucrative and illicit Bitcoin (BTC) to cash conversions in their analysis of dozens of dark web marketplaces and forums. Financial scammers are selling cold, hard cash for only 10 to 12 cents on the dollar to buyers willing to provide a prep..

Dark Market Drug Dealers Plead Guilty, Forfeit Crypto Proceeds

News A couple operating out of Merced, California have pleaded guilty to selling drugs on the dark web in exchange for cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The United States Department of Justice announced the charges in a press release on Aug. 6. According to the anno..

Alleged Silk Road Drug Dealer Arrested in the United States

News United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman announced the arrest of alleged dark web drug dealer Hugh Brian Haney in a press release published on July 18. Per the release, Haney has been charged with money laundering. He allegedly used cryptocurrency to lau..

$515 Million in Bitcoin Spent on Illicit Activity This Year

News Recent research by Chainanalysis suggests that the amount of bitcoin (BTC) spent on illegal transactions this year could hit a record high of $1 billion, even as the ratio of illegal to legal transactions is shrinking, according to a report by Bloomberg on July 1. As per the report, the total..

German Police Seize Six Figures in Crypto From Suspects Involved in Dark Web Site

News German police, along with Europol, have shut down servers of a dark web marketplace and seized six figures in crypto from the arrested suspects, Europol announced on May 3. The Wall Street Market, reportedly the world’s second-largest dark web market, has been shut down by the German Federal ..

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