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Bitcoin News Roundup 17.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin community donates nearly $2 million to Andreas Antonopoulos following Roger Ver tiff The Bitcoin community recently sent nearly $2 million in donations to Andreas Antonopoulos, a community scholar and lecturer who’s authored several books including Mastering Bitcoin, following a tweet from prominent Bitcoin Cash supporter and Bitocin.com CEO ... Read More »

Platforms with Bitcoin and Co. are to register their users in a central database, according to the EU Council.

Bitcoin news roundup, December 10, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: CBOE to launch Bitcoin futures on December 10 Last week, DeepDotWeb reported on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) receiving approval from the U.S: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures on its platform. At the time, the date in which the regulated exchange would list Bitcoin ... Read More »

10.12.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Chemical Love Conspirator Sentenced to Three Years in Prison Chemical Love: Nicholas Kelsch ran Chemical Love, a massive darknet drug shop/online drug trafficking organization. German authorities rounded up Nicholas aka z100 and four co-conspirators in 2016. As of late December 2017, four of the five Chemical Love drug traffickers received sentences. A German court finally managed to sentence the fourth ... Read More »

5.12.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million A joint press conference by Wuppertal police and the Wuppertal Prosecutor’s Office revealed that a special taskforce caught a “large-scale” darknet drug trafficker. The raid on all three of the suspect’s properties yielded more than 200 kilograms of drugs (some reports claim up to 400 kilograms). He was ... Read More »

Justice does not know what to do with bitcoins

Bitcoin News Roundup 3.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures by mid-2018 According to reports, Nasdaq Inc, the world’s second largest stock market, is set to enable bitcoin futures trading by mid-2018. The financial institution, along with major financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., is rushing to integrate the cryptocurrency given its recent all-time ... Read More »

28.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case The Department of Justice announced that Shaun Bridges, a corrupt Secret Service agent who investigated Ross Ulbricht, will spend even more time in prison. He had previously received a six-year prison sentence for stealing $800,000 in Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation. The additional two years stemmed from a case involving ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 26.11.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Mark Karpeles hints at MtGox revival through an ICO According to former MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles, the complexity of the company’s bankruptcy makes it hard for creditors to recover their losses, and a revival of the company may be the way to solve the problem. MtGox’s bankruptcy claims are ... Read More »

21.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Mod “Trappy” Charged with Fraud in Atlanta 24-year-old Ronald L. Wheeler III of Streamwood, Illinois, pleaded not guilty to access device fraud in connection to the Alphabay marketplace. U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak said that Wheeler “was the mouthpiece for Alphabay on the internet.” During the crime, Wheeler aka Trappy allegedly conspired with Alexandre Cazes, alleged owner and administrator ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, November 19, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: SegWit adoption set to increase as Blockchain wallet, Bitfinex add support SegWit activated on the Bitcoin network back in August and so far, various companies haven’t yet upgraded their systems to adopt it. Recently, Bitcoin’s biggest wallet provider, Blockchain, announced through a blog post that it will add full ... Read More »

14.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Operation CROZET Nets Two International Drug Traffickers A nine-month investigation into two international drug dealers by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) reached a tipping point this month, according to a press release from the AFP. A 27-year-old Merna man his 26-year-old partner from Kew had allegedly imported hundreds of kilograms of various drugs into the ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 12.11.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin Gold will launch on November 12, following replay protection implementation The team behind the controversial Bitcoin Gold project recently announced that it will release a software client for the cryptocurrency on November 12, after being able to implement various new features to the cryptocurrency, in an attempt to ... Read More »

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7.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Dream Vendor “CzechoSlovakFarm” Busted in Slovakia According to an official update posted on Facebook by Slovak law enforcement, police in the Trenčín Region of northwestern Slovakia had apprehended a 24-year-old darknet marijuana vendor named Juraj. The police’s statement alleged that Juraj had grown marijuana in his Northwest Trenčín family home from September 2016 until his late 2017 arrest. He had ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 5.11.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange, aims to launch Bitcoin futures This week, the CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange, announced that it plans on launching Bitcoin futures during the fourth quarter of 2017. According to an announcement on the group’s website, the futures will be cash-settled ... Read More »

31.10.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

“No Logs” VPN Provider Shared Logs with FBI Court documents from a recent cyberstalking case revealed that a VPN service with “unparalleled privacy” had actually maintained logs that identified a subscriber. The affidavit detailed how the suspect had used PureVPN and Tor to obscure internet traffic when spamming or harassing his target. According to an FBI agent, 24-year-old Ryan Lin ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 29.10.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin Gold’s website hit with a DDoS attack after it separated from the Bitcoin blockchain This week, another hard fork created Bitcoin Gold (BTG) a new cryptocurrency that aims to solve Bitcoin’s mining problems by creating an ASIC-resilient mining ecosystem, where the gap between GPU/CPU and ASIC mining is ... Read More »