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Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension

News The man convicted of creating the Silk Road marketplace, Ross Ulbricht, has lost yet another appeal to extend his “post-conviction relief.” Judge Katherine Forrest, the judge who sentenced Ulbricht to a double life sentence in 2015, denied the legal team’s attempt to renew the case even if additional circumstantial evidence is found in the

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Could US Law Enforcement Benefit from Storing Cryptocurrency Seizures on a Blockchain?

As cryptocurrency usage becomes more widespread both above and below the law, various authorities are increasingly required to perform seizures on funds used in criminal cases. Thanks to the various anonymity properties of digital coins, however, it’s proving difficult to track these forfeitures. This lack of transparency leaves critics of the government musing over the possibility that not all

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Is Darknet Done With Bitcoin?

A new study by Recorded Future has found that Bitcoin is losing its position as the number one currency on the Darknet markets. The Internet tech company analyzed 150 of the most active message boards, marketplaces, and illicit service providers and noticed that the Darknet communities sentiments toward Bitcoin have taken a turn.The Darknet economyThe Darknet is an Internet that uses non-standard

U.S. Marshals Auction Completes the Sale of 3,800 BTC

News The U.S. Marshals revealed this week it completed the auction that saw the sale of 3,813 bitcoins ($31Mn USD) on January 22. The bitcoins were seized from various civil forfeitures and criminal cases involving U.S. law enforcement agencies like Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).Also read: Weiss Ratings Defends

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Forbes Publishes ‘First-Ever’ Richest People In Cryptocurrency List

Forbes, known for its “World’s Billionaires List”, published a list of the richest people in cryptocurrency for the first time, Tuesday Feb. 6.The goal of publishing such a list, according to Forbes Editor Randall Lane, is to“[provide] a snapshot of a pivotal moment, part of the transparency needed to pull crypto away from its provenance as the favorite currency of drug dealers and into th

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Regulated, Government Issued Cryptos to Challenge Bitcoin in 2018

Calls for cryptocurrency regulation were a resounding theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.The world’s most prominent financial institutions remain wary of going all in on cryptocurrencies, amid fears of future regulation leading the market to tank.Governments around the world have signaled their ongoing or imminent intent to legislate and regulate cryptocurrencies around the wor

Your Taxes Paid for a Lot of Blockchain Surveillance Last Year

Regulation Governments worldwide have been ramping up regulations for cryptocurrencies and hiring research and blockchain surveillance teams. One firm that tracks transactions on the Bitcoin Core blockchain is called Chainalysis, and this year the company has gathered over a half a million USD on record from various government and law enforcement ent

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How quantum computing will break blockchain — and what to do about it

Jan. 22, 2018by Andrei PovarovWe've all heard about quantum computers and the threat they represent to blockchain security. However the common belief is that quantum computers do not exist beyond lab prototypes, making the threat rather hypothetical.The truth is that quantum computers not only exist, but they also are available commercially. Today anyone can easily access a quantum computer in the

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Bitcoin Laundering Less Than One Percent of All Transactions

A recent report from the joint Bitcoin analysis team of FDD and Ellicit, a Bitcoin forensics company, indicates that less than one percent of all Bitcoin transactions involve money laundering.The report, written to help analyze the flow of funds and the danger of money laundering, has indicated that money laundering isn’t nearly the problem some critics of cryptocurrency believe. The report stat

New Research: Laundering of Illicit Funds Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions

Featured The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center of Sanctions and Illicit Finance in conjunction with blockchain analytics company, Elliptic, has published a study seeking to track the circulations of illicit funds within the bitcoin economy from 2013 to 2016. The research concludes that the share of funds of illicit origin comprises less

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