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Man Arrested for Buying Counterfeit Euros in 2015

After he had arrived at an airport in Madrid, local law enforcement arrested a 29-year-old from Switzerland on an international arrest warrant. He had no idea why Madrid authorities had arrested him, he told the courtroom at the district court in Lörrach, Germany. After two beatings, he said, he understood that a 2015 purchase of counterfeit euros from a darknet ... Read More »

German Dealer Busted for a Failed Delivery in 2015

A court in Bad Säckingen sentenced a 24-year-old drug dealer to two years probation and a small fine. The dealer had ordered 600 Euros of amphetamine from a darknet vendor in December 2015. Due to a lack of postage, the package showed up at the return address of an innocent third party who called the police. Authorities got around to ... Read More »

The accused had ordered cocaine, marijuana and weapons on the Internet. Photo: dpa

Man Charged for Ordering Cocaine and Speed in 2015

On Wednesday, the District Court of Hannover reported a set of charges in a case against an alleged drug dealer from Hannover. According to the court, the accused 29-year-old “drug dealer” had ordered cocaine and amphetamine from a darknet marketplace. In total, the alleged dealer had ordered more than three and a half kilograms of the substances. He paid a ... Read More »

470 BTC Stolen in a Nearly Buried 2015 Drug Case

In India, after the Ahmedabad branch of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a narcotics ring, investigators seized 470 bitcoins from the group’s bitcoin wallets. The raid on the group of online drug traffickers occurred in early 2015. At some point in June of the same year, an NCB investigator named Satyendra Kumar Singh “froze the accounts.” Roughly one year ... Read More »

Officers In Bengaluru Report 100% Increase in Drug Crimes From 2015

In Bengaluru, India, police officers reported a 100 percent increase in the number of narcotic-related arrests during 2016, compared to the arrest numbers from 2015. In 2016, officers arrested 289 individuals, both buyers and sellers. In stark contrast, officers only busted 141 people in 2015. The type of drug remained the same—from marijuana to LSD. Police attributed the increase to ... Read More »


German Federal Police Investigated 600 DNM Users Since 2015, Source Says

Austrian news outlet Kronen Zeitung (Krone) spoke with a BKA official about darknet crime in Germany. The source, who did not reveal a name, said the BKA investigated nearly 600 darknet drug buyers and vendors since 2015. The number of investigations was for vendors and buyers who resided in Germany; outside of Germany, many more had been investigated but they ... Read More »

Obama Signs into Effect the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 to Combat the International Drug Trade

It seems that most of the wold already thinks the American Government over steps its bounds abroad. These new amendments Obama just signed into play will definitely fuel they’re burning fire. This new Act is intended to allow the United States’ reach on the drug war to stretch far and wide; allowing them to prosecute any drug manufacturers who have ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 20 Dec. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. IBM, Wells Fargo and LSE are enticed by the blockchain. As Matthew Leising and Jing Cao of Bloomberg report, finance and technology leaders are backing the blockchain as a means to simplify the recorded transactions. The innovative group works closely with the Linux Foundation, aiming to create a public block-based ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 13 Dec. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web.  Microsoft reveals intention to integrate Ripple for Ethereum expansion. As Samburaj Das of CryptoCoins News writes, following its October decision to offer its customers a blockchain-based solution, the multinational technology company is now considering the integration of Ripple in its cloud platform Azure to enhance the offering. Currently, Microsoft enables ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 6 Dec. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Goldman Sachs files security settlement patent application for cryptocurrencies. As Jennifer Hughes of The Financial Times reports, the leading New York-based multinational investment bank has filed SETL Coin patent application with the U.S. Patent & Trade Mark office in a move that highlights the bank’s belief that the blockchain technology ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Brave New Coin (BNC) launches the first blockchain-backed index for financial markets. According to Finextra, the New Zealand-based Data & Research company has joined forces with Smartbit, a Melbourne-based company that develops blockchain-related digital currency tools, for the development of the BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index (BNC-BLX). The innovative partnership is ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis – 25 Novemebr 2015

Since the 1 year high at $504 on November 4, price has been on a decline, surprising many who expecting an aggressive bull run, however. Corrections are part of market cycles, and necessary, like the current price action. The past 3 weeks have been a correction of the parabolic move up from $ 240. (3)(4) was a flat sideways level ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. EU crisis meeting to control the virtual currencies in the aftermath of Paris attacks. As Samburaj Das of CryptoCoins News writes, EU Justice and Interior Affairs Ministers have organized a crisis meeting in direct response to Paris terror attacks last Friday. The emergency meeting was held in Brussels on Friday, ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Microsoft partners with ConsensYs to launch blockchain-based enterprise solution. As Jemima Kelly of Reuters reports, the tech giant confirmed on Tuesday, November 10 the launch of a cloud-based blockchain platform to provide financial institutions with the tools to experiment with the decentralized ledger technology. The new platform will be available ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 8 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Santander launches blockchain challenge. As Nikhil Gupta of NewsBtc reports, via its fintech venture capital fund, Santander InnoVentures, Santander joins forces with OneVest investing and equity crowdfunding startup to launch a blockchain challenge. In detail, the bank is actively seeking for blockchain-based startups operating in mortgage processing, trade finance and ... Read More »