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Jailed Silk Road Dark Net Marketeer Appeals to Roger Ver for Help

Ross Ulbricht, the jailed founder one of the Dark Net’s first black marketplaces, Silk Road, has written to longtime Bitcoiner and Bitcoin Cash founder Roger Ver to appeal for his help in getting a presidential pardon. Ulbricht, 34, was sentenced in 2015 to two life… Read More

Darknet Drug Market Admin “Oxymonster” Sentenced to 20 Years, Forfeits $700 000 in Crypto

Gal Vallerius, a dual French-Israeli citizen from the Brittany region of France, was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to, “conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder money,” court documents indicate. Mr Vallerius,… Read More

Current Bitcoin Demand is 90% Driven by Speculation, Not Illegal Acts, DEA Agent Says

An overwhelming majority of bitcoin transactions are taking place between speculators, says Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent Lilita Infante. Infante told Bloomberg recently that in the five years since she began doing forensics on Bitcoin’s immutable ledger, the ratio of illegal activity she detects being… Read More

US Department of Justice Seizes $20 Million in Bitcoin, Arrests 35 in Darknet Bust

The American Department of Justice (DOJ) announced June 26th that its “First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors” has resulted in the arrest and charge of 35 individuals accused of selling illicit goods in the Internet underworld. The comprehensive, inter-agency dragnet also seized guns, drugs,… Read More

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