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06.16.15 Peter Yeh

It has now been confirmed that the administrator of the 2nd largest darknet drug marketplace, BlankBank, has stolen all user funds, believed to be somewhere between 600-1200 bitcoins or around $150k-300k (at time of writing). Back in May, BlackBank, went down to maintenance to supposedly to install a “Bitcoin tumbler” or money laundering software. Darknet […]

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04.16.15 Bucky Turco

An art bot and the random items it bought from the deep web with its weekly $100 bitcoin allowance was returned to art collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik after being taken into police custody months ago, sans its stash of 10 Twitter-branded ecstasy pills. Those were destroyed. Swiss authorities initially seized the entire exhibit from the gallery […]

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03.18.15 Peter Yeh

Evolution Market, the darknet black market site that sold everything from stolen credit cards to hard drugs, is gone. The site won’t load, and all the bitcoins are gone as well. Evolution staff members announced the pseudonymous administrators “Kimble” and “Verto” have taken all the bitcoins and run. Many merchants and buyers are despairing, and […]

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01.16.15 Rhett Jones

For the past three months, an art exhibition in Switzerland has been displaying random items that were bought on the Darknet by an automated bot; most controversially, one of the items was a bag of ecstasy. According to the artist’s collective behind the piece, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, the artwork was seized by authorities under confusing circumstances on […]

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11.11.14 Peter Yeh

As we read into the FBI’s complaint, we find out more about the idiotic CEBro of Silk Road 2, SpaceX engineer Blake Benthall. Silk Road 2 was the resurrection of the pioneering darknet marketplace, Silk Road, which sold everything from drugs to fake passports, and was taken down by law enforcement in October 2013. Even […]

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