Dark Web Drug Seller Sinmed Goes Down—Thanks to ATM Withdrawals

Investigators from the New York district attorney’s office stumbled across dark web drug vendor “sinmed” thanks to suspicious ATM...

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Cyberspies Hijacked the Internet Domains of Entire Countries

A mysterious new group called Sea Turtle targeted 40 organizations in a DNS hijacking spree.

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Ongoing Effort to Free Ross Supported by 100 Eminent Organizations and Individuals
Apr18

Ongoing Effort to Free Ross Supported by 100 Eminent Organizations and Individuals

Ross Ulbricht’s clemency petition is closing in on 160,000 signatures stemming from individuals asking U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon Ulbricht. In addition to the vast number of signatures, roughly 100 eminent organizations and well known figures have supported Ulbricht’s effort, many of whom have written a statement on Ulbricht’s behalf in order to speak out against his draconian double-life prison sentence...

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings
Apr18

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There wasn’t any determined conclusion to the debates,...

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Strong Evidence Suggests a Single Entity Mined More Than 1 Million Bitcoin
Apr18

Strong Evidence Suggests a Single Entity Mined More Than 1 Million Bitcoin

On April 16, RSK Labs chief scientist Sergio Demián Lerner published a new research study concerning the earliest blocks mined on the Bitcoin network. The report concerning one of Bitcoin’s earliest miners provides strong evidence to suggest that a single miner processed 22,000 blocks. Additionally, Lerner has released a new website called Satoshi Blocks that aims to help crypto enthusiasts visualize mining during the...

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