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When people give reasons for various altcoins’ inability to overtake bitcoin as the dominant digital asset in the world, the conversation sometimes doesn’t move far past the network effects surrounding the world’s most dominant crypto asset. However, there are other reasons, sometimes related to bitcoin’s strong network effects, to...
According to the verified complaint for forfeiture regarding accused AlphaBay administrator Alexandre Cazes, the alleged criminal mastermind was holding just over $23 million worth of assets at the time of his arrest. Of that total amount, roughly $8.8 million are said to have been held in bitcoin, ether, zcash,...
In a press briefing at the Department of Justice today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and other law enforcement officials announced international cybercrime enforcement action against the darknet’s largest marketplaces: AlphaBay and Hansa Market. During the briefing, Sessions revealed that President Donald Trump had directed...
Everyone has been watching the bitcoin price in the aftermath of the SEC’s decision to not allow the creation of a bitcoin ETF, but most of the real action has been taking place in the altcoin market. While the Bitcoin Dominance Index (BDI) was closing in on 90 percent...
The darknet markets are not just about drugs. Many vendors on AlphaBay, which is the darknet’s largest market, sell information such as credit card numbers and login details for Netflix and other online accounts. One of the most interesting pieces of information that can be bought on the darknet markets—and...

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