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Hansa Market Taken Down in Global Law Enforcement Operation

After darknet market AlphaBay went offline on July 4, many of its users migrated to Hansa Market — and played right into the hands of an “Operation Bayonet,” a coordinated international law enforcement action. Today, both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Europol published press releases stating that Hansa Market has also been shut […]

Operator of Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Sentenced to Prison

Anthony Murgio, 33, of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for running a Bitcoin exchange connected to hackers. The exchange was used to launder more than $10 million worth of funds, authorities reported.Both Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, 39, of St. John’s, Florida, operated through a fraudulent company […]

“Free Ross” Account Glitch Latest Symptom of Coinbase Woes

The “Free Ross” campaign which raises funds for jailed Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht experienced a glitch last week, renewing concerns about the stability of the digital currency exchange Coinbase. This occurrence comes on the heels of Ulbricht’s latest appeal for release which was just denied in May.A Twitter message from @free_ross dated June 15, […]

Will Blockchain-Based Gun Control Keep Your Family Safer?

Gun violence continues to be a hot topic. Gang violence in neighborhoods, terrorist attacks in cities, accidental gun discharge among kids, mass attacks at schools and businesses — these and other forms of gun activities are leading to calls for reform throughout the world.Through the use of smart technology, the startup Blocksafe seeks to deliver […]

Bitmain May Be Infringing on the AsicBoost Patent After All

The AsicBoost controversy has added another chapter to its book.Yesterday, law firm Getech Law published an open letter, which was subsequently confirmed to be legitimate by Timo Hanke, the initial submitter of the AsicBoost patent application. In the open letter, the law firm states that several chip producers and sellers are infringing on the intellectual […]