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Secret Service Wants Congress to Regulate Anonymous Cryptocurrencies, Coin Mixing, and Mining Pools

The United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance recently held a hearing on the Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response. The only three people to testify at the hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finances were all law enforcement agents who worked for the federal government. ... Read More »

Anonymous Postal & Delivery Services – Could it work?

With Darknet Market use growing, there is an increasing amount of deliveries being seized. Is there potential for an anonymous postal service in which orders get delivered under the radar, or is it just not possible? The deep web is often used as a means of anonymously ordering goods – normally anything other than what you’d call legal. With this ... Read More »

Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero Sees Drastic Increase in Liquidity, Adoption by Largest Exchange

Monero, the second largest privacy-focused anonymous cryptocurrency behind Dash, has recently demonstrated a rapid increase in value after being adopted and integrated by Bithumb, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume. Over the past 12 months, South Korea evolved into a major cryptocurrency market, becoming the biggest Ethereum exchange market by trading volume. A significant increase in demand from professional ... Read More »

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FBI Has Tools to Identify Anonymous “Sextortionists,” Agent Says

According to Jay Abbott, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Indianapolis, the FBI “have tools” to identify criminals on the darknet. During an interview on “sextortion” with Indianapolis news center WIBC, Abbott explained the darknet (internet anonymity) and a the connection to extortion—in light of two recent cases. For some reason, the “abduction” of Chloe Ayling in ... Read More »

Swiss Government Starts Investigation Against Pedophiles Uncovered In Anonymous Hack

In February, hacktivist group Anonymous took down Freedom Hosting II with approximately 20 percent of the dark web sites. There were plenty of child porn websites hosted, despite Freedom Hosting II’s “zero tolerance policy for child pornography”, of which the hacktivist group leaked the details of the users. Now, Swiss law enforcement authorities, after analyzing the data dump, taking action ... Read More »

Lelantos – The First Blockchain Based Anonymous Package Delivery System

Shopping in the real world gives one the chance to maintain their privacy, by using cash; thus, revealing no personal data such as one’s name, address…etc. Oppositely, shopping online mandates providing all sorts of private data for billing and/or shipping purposes. Even though cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, have provided a revolutionary private billing solution, via enabling pseudonymous transactions, anonymous shipping ... Read More »

Is The Tor Browser Fully Anonymous? (The Myth and Reality)

Many think that Tor is a fully anonymous and secure means for browsing the internet, that doesn’t give a chance to anyone to monitor one’s browsing behavior and trace it back to his/her physical location, but is this really true? Tor is not perfectly anonymous, as it has a group of risks and limitations, which one should pay attention to, ... Read More »

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PathShuffle – Turning Ripple Into A Fully Anonymous Cryptocurrency

Ripple as a credit settlement network represents one of the most promising coins in the cryptocurrency continuum presently. Ripple’s “I owe you” credit path-based settlement form of transactions sets Ripple apart from bitcoin by promoting fast, low fee settlement transactions. Ripple’s psedonymous characteristics, while still permitting tracing back senders and receivers of transactions, has encouraged many financial institutions across the ... Read More »

Princeton & Stanford Research Shows Anonymous Browsing Histories Linked to Social Media

Princeton University’s assistant professor of computer science Arvind Narayanan in collaboration with three Stanford University researchers released a study entitled “De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks,” to demonstrate how anonymous browsing histories are linked to social media platforms such as Facebook, Reddit and Twitter to supplement various operations such as targeted advertising. Through simulation and experiments based on actual ... Read More »

Anonymous Hacks Freedom Hosting II, Bringing Down Almost 20% of Active Darknet Sites

A researcher known as @Deku_shrub, after he found a Reddit post mentioning an oddity, verified that an entity hacked Freedom Hosting II, one of the largest hosting platforms for hidden services. In 2013, the FBI indicted the creator and owner of the original Freedom Hosting, Eric Eoin Marques for hosting child pornography. Marques, a 31-year-old man from Dublin, fought against ... Read More »

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Dandelion – Turning Bitcoin Into A Fully Anonymous Financial System

Bitcoin, and some other cryptocurrencies, have gained much popularity during the past few years. Even though bitcoin doesn’t promote total anonymity of its users, it is publicly perceived as a privacy preserving digital currency. Technically speaking, cryptocurrencies publish all users’ transactions on public ledgers that can be visible by anyone and this process is a pivotal part of the process ... Read More »

Famously Anonymous: Tor Social Networks

Humans are social creatures. So it should come as no surprise that there are almost as many social networks on Tor as there are on the clearnet. Of course, it depends on what you consider a “social network,” but there are both Facebook-like networks (where you add friends, join groups, etc.), as well as numerous forums (like The HUB, or ... Read More »

Introduction to Zcash, the anonymous Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an anonymous currency – this is one of greatest misconceptions surrounding Bitcoin which is, In a sense, the exact contrary of anonymous as every transaction is publicly listed on the Blockchain. Even though a wallet address does not reveal personal information about its owner, there are still ways to discover to whom the wallet belongs via blockchain analysis. ... Read More »

Anonymous Teaches Hacking On Dark Web Chat Network

On April 24 night, 250 people all around the world were logging into OnionIRC, a hidden internet relay chat network on the dark web, through their Tor browsers. The members of the chat were not there to buy drugs or exchange child pornography material. No, they joined the secure chat room to learn hacking, taught by Anonymous hacktivists, such as ... Read More »

The Blockchain Magic: Φ Free Anonymous Internet

Update 12.10.15: Source code is now available for download at this link. Note:  Source files are still not available for review at this time, according to the system developer “To avoid Alt-coining, source code will be published after its user number reaches 1000”.  so proceed with caution if you want to test this system and use sandbox. Introduction post about ... Read More »