Cryptocurrencies News Roundup 22.4.18 (deepd.tw)

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments.
New developments:
Verge (XVG) reveals partnership with MindGeek
Verge (XVG) had a few weeks ago raised 75 million XVG to secure a partnership with a mysterious company that had several high traffic websites, according to the cryptocurrency’s team. This week, it was revealed the partner is MindGeek, an…

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Spanish Police Smash a Bitcoin criminal gang–11 arrested over money laundering (deepd.tw)

The Spanish civil guard police have arrested 11 suspects and launched an investigation of 137 others dedicated to a major operation on money laundering. The alleged Bitcoin criminal gang was smashed for trafficking drugs and laundering money through the use of virtual currencies.
Bitcoin has become increasingly popular in the recent past as an alternative form of currency. The digital currency…

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German Man Ordered Drugs to His Grandmother’s House (deepd.tw)

Judge Stefan Weickert, at a District Court in Munich, sentenced a 29-year-old man to four years in prison for illegally buying cocaine and amphetamine from the darknet. The man lived with his grandmother in Weilheim, Germany, at the time of his arrest in May 2017. His grandmother, unaware of the package’s contents, accepted the…

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US Postal Officers Intercept 1500 Fentanyl Tablets Mailed From The Darknet (deepd.tw)

The postal office employees of the United States of America have intercepted two shipments containing 1,500 tablets of Fentanyl. According to the federal court document, the drugs were ordered from the Darknet and paid in Bitcoin.
On 12 March 2018, a warrant was issued to search the intercepted shipments, and the packages were confirmed to…

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Netherlands Police Bust a Massive Darknet Vendor Under New Aliases (deepd.tw)

Netherlands police ended the career of one of the largest darknet dealers involved in the MDMA, ecstasy, and cocaine trade. According to the official press release, the four suspects were behind the vendor accounts Doug-Heffernan, Smurfs, Mr. Bubblebgum, Rubiks and DrugsGames. They shipped tens of thousands of packages across the globe, police said.
Raids…

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IT technician confesses drug trafficking in Darknet (deepd.tw)

German has explicitly seen a lot of drug trafficking activities through the Darknet in recent years, which has made the EU very infamous for that act.
An IT technician from Berg am Starnberger See is currently on trial for drug trafficking in Munich. According to prosecutors, his crooked business on the Darknet is said to have been helped by his 68-year-old mother, who…

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Reddit Just Banned /R/DarkNetmarkets – Biggest Darknet Subreddit (deepd.tw)

Discussing darknet market information on the internet has grown increasingly more difficult as site owners question the content posted by people involved in some of the well-known communities. Reddit, the primary site for darknet-related conversation on the clearnet, just banned the biggest darknet subreddit.
Reddit banned /r/darknetmarkets. According to the new homepage of the former information hub, the community violated Reddit’s…

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Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 18, 2018 (deepd.tw)

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments.
New developments:
Binance is offering $ 250,000 for information that leads to hackers’ arrest
As covered by DeepDotWeb last week, cryptocurrency exchange Binance – which often sees trading volumes above $ 2 billion – had to thwart a large scale theft attempt that saw hackers manipulate the market to…

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Three US Naval Cadets under Investigation for Dealing in Drug Trade on Darknet (deepd.tw)

The US authorities have launched a thorough investigation into a darknet drug case involving three US naval cadets. The US Naval Academy located near Washington in Annapolis fished out three cadets, accused of selling illicit drugs and accepting payment in Bitcoin using a Darknet marketplace. This flouts the regulation of the Navy as a tolerance to drug abuse of any form is zero.
According…

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