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Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Mar. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Will UK Bitcoin regulation get clearing banks on-board? Probably the most notable piece of positive bitcoin news, The UK government’s commitment to injecting $ 14.6 million into research on digital currencies. The announcement was made by the UK treasury right about the same time as the annual budget speech by ... Read More »

Tutorial: Multi-signature Transactions with Electrum 2.0

A great tutorial posted originally on Reddit by /r/darknetmarkets mod galaxyandspace, Edited with the images for your convenience: Greetings Ya’ll! It’s time to learn how to multisig!!!! Recently, Electrum 2.0 came out, along with the ability to create 2 of 3 multisig wallets. We will be walking through how to complete this process, both from the buyers end and vendors ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor NOD Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

As it was published in a press release by Justive.gov: Top Seller on Silk Road Used Screen Name “Nod” A 40-year-old Bellevue, Washington man who was a prolific drug dealer on the online marketplace “Silk Road,” was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute ... Read More »

Preventing the Next Multi-Million Dollar Theft

Guest Post By Nadav Ivgi – Founder of Bitrated  (Our previous interview with Nadav can be found here) This week, a huge story broke about yet another “underground” marketplace that ran away with all user funds in escrow. Evolution, one of the biggest underground marketplaces, has now shut down after their admins pulled off one of the biggest heists to ... Read More »

Evolution Market Staff Member: 130,000BTC Were Stolen

Another article in the #Evoscam series: Today DeepDotWeb conducted a short interview with NSWGreat, the now former Evolution market staff member who was the first to publicly announce the Evolution market scam via a post on Reddit. DeepDotWeb inquired about an interview in an attempt shed more light on the situation. Unfortunately, we cannot say that we have learned a ... Read More »

Evolution Marketplace Exit Scam: Biggest Exist Scam Ever?

Updates will be added to this tag: #Evoscam Estimated Loss: 40,000+ BTC  (Around 12$ Million) Well, after posting yesterday about the withdrawal issues its pretty much confirmed now, the admins of Evolution marketplace, the markets thats being regarded as the biggest market currently have been exit scamming and unless proven otherwise, are now gone with everyone’s funds in what appears ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis 17 March

Is Bitcoin’s price in a major reversal? This past week, Bitcoin’s price held fairly well, trading within levels of $281 and $302. As per charts, $300 has been a resistance that for bulls attempting to break out. After the $300 resistance level is a long term bear resistance trend line – sloping slightly above $315. Multiple attempts to break past ... Read More »

The Basics of Physical Surveillance Tactics

As discussed previously, much of the technological advancement in the LE world has helped to intensify bang for the buck in terms of resources. It used to be that observation and audio surveillance literally had to be conducted in person – cops would get access, for example, to an apartment across the wall, crack the door, and monitor comings and ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Mar.2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Ross Ulbricht asks for a re-trial and seeks for a violation of its Fourth Amendment rights by the government’s confiscation of the Silk Road servers. Kate Vinton of Forbes reports that defense lawyer Joshua Dratel claims that Ulbricht was convicted lacking “exculpatory material”, although the government has presented favorable material ... Read More »

3 OD in Portland Jail: Evolution Fentanyl Vendor Busted

According to a report in oregonlive.com  (see article for full details) A 27-year-old inmate in the Justice Center Jail is accused of smuggling a synthetic opioid many times more powerful than heroin (Fentanyl ) into the downtown Portland lockup last weekend, causing at least three of her fellow inmates to overdose – the investigation led to an evolution vendor who ... Read More »

Dutch Vendor Busted: “HollandOnline”

Not long after the recent revelation about the large scale bust of Shiny-Flakes, another bust was revealed – this time of the veteran dutch vendor “HollandOnline”: Arrests for large-scale drug trafficking on the underground marketplaces – March 12, 2015 – Translated from Dutch National Office Of The Public Prosecutor: On Monday, the Amsterdam and Utrecht police arrested two men on ... Read More »

Shiny Flakes Bust: 38 Houses Raided

Update on the Shiny Flakes bust that we reported about yesterday – The finanznachrichten.de reports that following the arrest another 38 search warrants were executed in many locations across Germany including Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern according to Leipzig police chief Bernd Merbitz who stated the above at a press conference showing the seized drugs: According to the police, ... Read More »

Vendor Bust: Shiny Flakes With 320kg Of Drugs

Update 12.3.15: Shiny Flakes Bust: 38 Houses Raided The Known German vendor known as “Shiny flakes” was arrested in one of the biggest discoveries in the Leipziger criminal history. On February 27 , 2015, police investigators arrested the alleged owner, a young Leipzig resident, who lives with his mother. The 20-year old man was apparently hoarding an astonishing amount of ... Read More »

Book Review: Data And Goliath By Bruce Schneier

Ubiquitous surveillance offends our humanity and making us less secure, but all is not lost… yet. Security and cryptography guru Bruce Schneier warns us of the many consequences the data trails our lives leave in his newly-released book Data and Goliath, but one is particularly alarming: In many parts of the world, your metadata can actually get you killed, without ... Read More »

Bitcoin Debit Cards: A Real Comparison

What are your real options for a Bitcoin-loaded debit card? How anonymous are these cards you find on the internet? Many people have grown restless waiting for their pre-ordered debit cards from sites such as Xapo. Others face financial restrictions as clients in the US due to bank restrictions. This article lists the status of all your major options. Bitcoin ... Read More »