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Bitcoin News Round-Up 22.06.2014

Bitcoin saw gains this week on a number of good-news items, pushing it from the week’s low of $553.28 on June 15, to $591.29 at the time of writing. The coin’s price was spurred upwards by positive government policy news from both Japan and Switzerland, as well as industry news in support of the cryptocurrency. Industry news OpenBazaar is aiming ... Read More »

Operation Python: DarkNetMarkets Related Busts In New Zeland

As it was published at Stuff.co.nz,  Relevant parts suggesting its DarkNetMarkets related are in bold: Police raiding a central Wellington apartment were confronted by men lying on high-powered rifles in a drugs operation that has netted bounty including a carving stolen from Te Papa museum. Swords, and the rifles and a $3000 Maori carving thought to have been stolen from the ... Read More »

List of Silk Road Bitcoin Bidders Leaked by US Marshals

As it was published in Coindesk: A list of potential buyers for almost 30,000 bitcoins confiscated from the now-defunct Silk Road black marketplace has been leaked via email by the US Marshals Service (USMS). The original intent of the email was to inform interested parties about an updated FAQ related to the bitcoin auction. The USMS staffer who sent the ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 17.06.2014

The past week brought positive news for bitcoin despite a 10% price drop since Sunday 8 July. Price decreases over the past week have likely been caused by speculators selling off on fears of the US Marshall’s sale of seized bitcoins will flood the market. Bitcoin holds a value of $599.92 at the time of writing, an improvement of $7.95, ... Read More »

30,000 Seized Bitcoins From Silk Road Are Up for Sale!

As it was published in a press release by the US government: The US Marshals are preparing to auction nearly 30,000 bitcoins in connection with a civil forfeiture and criminal action brought against Ross Ulbricht and the assets of Silk Road in October 2013 in federal court in the Southern District of New York. The auction will take place during ... Read More »

Now You Can Buy… Coffee! On The DeepWeb

Check out the new onion site that was announced earlier on Reddit not sure if its for real but i like the idea so why not mention it  –  “Dark Net Roasters” accepting Bitcoin and Darkcoin: Announcement thread here: URL: http://iqerkl6u5vusk6pe.onion.top DarkNet Roasters is a collection of people who simply love coffee. We began humbly enough as consumers. We are ... Read More »

FBI: Bomb Suspect Ryan Chamberlain Sought Toxins Via ‘Deep Web’ (BMR)

Video report – from this source: Info source  sfexaminer.com: When the FBI searched the Russian Hill apartment of Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II on May 31, they were not looking for components of a bomb. They had hoped to find lethal toxins Chamberlain allegedly purchased on anonymous websites, part of the “darknet” or “deepweb,” using cybercurrency known as Bitcoin. They were ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 09.06.2014

Bitcoin’s price has dropped slightly this week after seeing exceptional gains of 30% last week following the bitcoin conference in Amsterdam and news that Apple’s app store would take a more lenient approach to allowing use of the virtual currency in apps. Bitcoin currently stands at $646.20, down slightly from $658.79 on Monday 2 June. Despite last week’s solid growth ... Read More »

Grams Flow: Easy access to Hidden Sites

Another nice tool from Grams! (Can be accessed here: http://grams7enufi7jmdl.onion.top/flow  &  http://gramsflow.com) Grams flow allows you to easily get to hidden sites with out having to remember the long and random .onion.top address.  Sites Flow uses keywords or “flow-words” to redirect you from a simple clearnet address to some of your favorite and most used onion sites. It is very ... Read More »

Security Alert: Six more bugs found in OpenSSL

As it was published earlier at Theregister: Users of anonymising network Tor should definitely update as the man-in-the-middle attack affects Tor clients and relays. Readers may also recognize the name of the chap who, according to HP’s ZDI team, wrote the buggy DTLS code. Quote: The OpenSSL team today pushed out fixes for six security vulnerabilities in the widely used ... Read More »

Bitcoin news round-up 3.6.14

Last week, Bitcoin crossed the $600 barrier for the first time since March 20 and is currently sitting at $660, gaining 4.7% in value over the past 24 hours, or 65% in the last month. Significant rises in value were spurred by announcements that Apple’s app store and DISH Network would start accepting the currency. The coin had suffered a ... Read More »

Vendor “Caligirl” Busted: Charged With Selling Drugs On Silk Road & Bitmessage

According to the press release on Justice.gov: Orlando, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the arrest and unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Matthew Jones, a/k/a “Caligirl,” “Dynamite2k,” “Dynamite`,” “Tyler Zeddai,” “Mateo Jones” (44, Dallas, Texas) with the illegal distribution of controlled substances.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  ... Read More »

Vendor “Xanax King”: Six Individuals Arrested on Drug Charges

As it was published in a press release from the DEA: MAY 30 (OAKLAND, Calif.) –An eleven-count federal Indictment charging nine people with participation in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute Xanax pills and other drugs was returned by the Grand Jury on May 22, 2014, and unsealed today in federal court, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag; Drug Enforcement ... Read More »

Silk Road Admin: We Have Repaid 82.09% Of the Stolen Funds

The latest announcement from Defcon, the silk road admin, letting the world know that following the hack that happened few months ago, and the bitcoins that were stolen in the amount of around 2.7$ million, the have now repaid 82% out of all the stolen funds, and will pay the rest in about 30 days, this is the announcement from ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor “Nod” Pleads guilty

Steven Sadler known as The Former Silk Road Vendor “Nod” pleaded guilty for selling drugs over Silk Road with the help of his girlfriend, Jenna White. According to court documents they have sold 3,721 grams of cocaine, 1,375 grams of heroin, and 119 grams of methamphetamine. A full article covering the details of this plea was published at the DailyDot ... Read More »