The coordinated international action, dubbed Operation Onymous, against the Deep Net marketplaces infamous for being run on the rails of Bitcoin and other digital currencies is still being unveiled. So far, three men have been arrested in the last few days in conjunction with the cases. Currently, Cloud 9, Hydra, and Silk Road 2.0 display the […]
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Dr. Craig Wright is back. And this time, he is out to destroy the societally menacing anonymous coins. The Australian computer scientist and alleged creator of Bitcoin told CNBC Africa’s Ran Neuner that he knows how to kill Zcash and Monero. Dr. Wright said that he was going to expose these anonymous coins sometime this […]
Mastercard, the company who have gone through the entire process of laughing, fighting, and then embracing Bitcoin (and then attacking it again), have applied for another new patent in the blockchain space. Their last one was in regards to — we’re not making this up — a fractional reserve crypto bank. They describe a novel […]
A Korean organization announced yesterday that researchers discovered that North Korea tried to mine cryptocurrency last year. A research unit of South Korea’s state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) disclosed their report publicly with these findings. The research unit said North Korea launched an effort to mine bitcoin between May and July last year, especially as a […]
Bitmain, Chinese cryptocurrency mining company, has been given a green light to set up a blockchain facility in Western Walla Walla County, a county in the U.S. state of Washington. Local newspaper Union-Bulletin wrote that the decision was in complete agreement of the three commissioners involved in the situation. Last month, CCN.com reported that Ant Creek […]
Bitmixer.io, one of the largest bitcoin mixing services in the world, recently announced through Bitcointalk that it’s shutting down operations despite “huge profits”, citing a change in ideology, meaning the admins now believe that bitcoin isn’t an anonymous currency. The service’s admin added that he believes the cryptocurrency will have “a great future without darknet […]
MGT Capital Investments, which is seeking to diversify its portfolio of cyber technologies, has secured a location in central Washington to launch a bitcoin mining operation. The company has secured a location with low-cost hydropower to establish a facility to generate more than two PetaHash in processing power. The facility will be completely operational by […]
The Islamic State (IS) might be trying to use bitcoins to fund its operations. According to a well-respected journal, Foreign Policy, the US government should try the same in the fight against IS. An individual called “Abu Ahmed al Raqqa” appealed to supporters of the Islamic State to send funds to the militant group in […]
Kristov Atlas has developed a quick tool called TorBan which can warn of a Bitcoin-over-Tor de-anonymization attack, called the “Luxembourg Attack.” The “Luxembourg Attack,” first described by University of Luxembourg researchers Ivan Pustogarov and Alex Biryukov earlier this year, involves the use of thousands of Bitcoin nodes and a handful of controlled Tor exit nodes to “de-anonymize” […]
Here at CCN.com we have been following the story of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged leader and criminal mastermind behind Bitcoin-dependent website Silk Road. The website was taken down by federal authorities in 2013, and Ulbricht arrested. The trial is set to begin this week, and the evidence against him has long since been released. Now, the […]
Thanks to Operation Onymous there has been a great deal of attention on anonymity networks. There are three major networks out there and a fourth hybrid has just popped up in response to some troubles affecting Tor, the largest and best known of the three. These networks are: @torproject: Originally an effort of the U.S. […]
Wired reports that the shutdown of Silk Road 2 was shut down by FBI’s and Europol’s Operation Onymous, earlier this month, scattered the Dark Web’s drug dealers. But one new and improved crypto market is welcoming and profiting from those refugees: an appropriately named website called Evolution. Evolution, a Tor hidden service only accessible using […]
Operation Onymous brought down Silk Road 2 and a number of other high profile dark net sites. The statements from law enforcement are extremely over broad and meant to intimidate the would-be founder of Silk Road 3 from even trying. Then we learned that a third of the four hundred sites were all in a single […]
In a post to to the Tor-dev list, nacash, the proprietor of Doxbin, explained the beginnings of a theory of how Operation Onymous was able to locate, take down, and deface so many Deep web services this past week. Doxbin was a Deep web service that allowed the buying and selling of sensitive personal information […]
Darknet marketplaces are facing increased action from governments around the world, as anticipated In a release today, the United Kingdom National Crime Agency revealed their part in the ongoing Operation Onymous that has brought several country’s best online crime agencies together to bring down over 400 darknet websites, not all of the marketplaces. The UK […]
Exactly one year after it went live on November 6 2013, Silk Road 2.0 has been taken offline in a joint operation between the FBI and Europol. Visitors to the deep web drug marketplace have been met with an official police notice informing them of the site’s seizure. The New York FBI announced on Twitter […]
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Following the mammoth BitMEX user data leak, the bitcoin exchange’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked. While under the perpetrator’s control, the account tweeted an ominous warning: “Take your BTC and run.” BitMEX withdrawals are currently disabled, at least for some users. Things have gone from bad to worse for BitMEX today as a mass leak […]
By CCN.com: China and the United States keep upping the ante. Presidents Trump and Xi are raising the stakes even further this weekend after a traumatic Friday for the stock market. On Friday, China announced $75 billion in additional tariffs on American goods. Trump reacted by calling Xi an “enemy” and announcing further tariff increases […]