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Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles (~$100K) To De-Anonymize Tor

The Russian Interior Ministry has posted a tender (Any Russian speaking reader who can translate this for us?) seeking to find a solution for obtaining information about users of the TOR anonymous network and decrypting intercepted TOR data. As it was published by RT: Russia’s Interior Ministry is offering $111k for a technological solution that would allow police officers to ... Read More »

Tor’s Hidden Service Publishing Tool, Stormy: A Closer Look

After reading the Daily Dot story on Tor’s “point and click” hidden service publishing tool set for launch in September and easy enough for even your mom and dad to use, how could one not be filled with excited anticipation? Considering how difficult it currently is to publish hidden service sites, Stormy, Tor’s hidden service publishing tool, sounds like a Godsend. ... Read More »

VPN with Tor

All networks and especially public ones are vulnerable to having their traffic monitored and examined. If you want to retain some level of anonymity then this is something that is important to protect against. You don’t even need to be doing anything illegal – it is just as important to safeguard your personal information and your browsing habits in a ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 20 July 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Industry On July 18th, Dell announced that they would accept Bitcoin payments for all their products through their online marketplace. Previously, Dell had solely accepted the purchasing of gift cards with Bitcoin. The computer hardware company, whose brands include ... Read More »

FedEx Accused of Drug Trafficking

From a news item published in Courthousenews service, may have some relevance to DNM users, as such cases might encourage shipping providers to deploy better screening procedures: SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – FedEx conspired to distribute controlled drugs and did deliver them, for illegal Internet pharmacies, a federal grand jury said Thursday in a 15-count indictment. The indictment, signed by U.S. ... Read More »

How DarkNet Markets will Undermine Government Control: Guns

The debate on whether or not average citizens should be allowed to own guns has raged on for many years. People on the far left believe that no one, other than government agents, should have any guns, ever, for any reason. They say that, if the government takes away the guns from all people, while keeping guns for themselves, the ... Read More »

Cloakcoin Promises the Holy Grail of Cryptocurrency: Trustless Anonymity

Cryptocurrency enables users to wrest control of their money away from banks and governments, but without privacy features governments will often use their power to punish people who use currencies they do not approve of. Unfortunately, the crypto-community has thus far been unable to produce a viable system to give users complete privacy—until now. Cloakcoin, a new currency, has burst ... Read More »

Applying Crypto Decentralization to the Physical World: Government

In the last few years, the development of cryptography and peer-to-peer technology has created many grand potentialities concerning the overhaul of foundational institutions of society. Already, in its very early stages, the decentralization brought about by the development and improvement of these two technologies has challenged the coercive power of governments, as far as freedom of choice is concerned. For ... Read More »

How Governments Can Try To Undermine Bitcoin?

It could be argued that the government’s ability to issue, control and tax a nation’s currency is necessary in order to maintain control and power over that nation. Bitcoin’s decentralized nature effectively dismantles that power and control structure. If Bitcoin were to become, for example, the default internet currency, it could – from a governmental point of view – be ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 13 July 2014

A recap of the week’s biggest Bitcoin stories from the perspectives of the best sources for e-currency news around the web Industry News A new ATM specifically designed for bitcoin has been released in the Los Angeles area, according to Riley Snyder of the Los Angeles Times. Robocoin’s automated teller machines turn bitcoins into hard cash. The founder of the ... Read More »

Post-Auction Bitcoin Price Analysis

The past few weeks have been very hectic in the Bitcoin community due to the excitement of the US Marshals’ Silk Road Bitcoin auction. About two weeks before the auction, the US Marshals posted on their official website that they would be selling off 30 thousand of the bitcoins seized in the Silk Road bust on June 27. This announcement ... Read More »

Experience: The Arms Race Of Bitcoin Mining Hardware

Personal experience from the miner point of view – As some of you may already know, Bitcoin mining hardware has evolved since its beginning in early 2009. So lets hop in my time machine, I’m going to introduce you to the different families of mining hardware that were used and evolved at a faster pace since mid 2013. At the ... Read More »

Judge Rejects Every Defense Argument In The Silk Road Trial

As it was published in wired, things are not looking too bright for Ross Ulbricht: In a ruling released Wednesday, Judge Katherine Forrest denied a motion by Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old alleged creator of the Silk Road billion-dollar online drug bazaar, to dismiss criminal charges against him that include narcotics trafficking conspiracy, money laundering, and hacking conspiracy charges, as well ... Read More »

Legal Issues? Get Advice From Anonymous DeepWeb Lawyer

Just came across this interesting thread on SR2 forum, I must admit i still did not have the chance to contact them and ask for more details about this service but i like the idea so i though i should mention it and maybe we will get some reports from people who contacted this lawyer for advice (http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?topic=45693.0;topicseen): The thread ... Read More »

Is your VPN Legit or Shit?

Those of you who frequent the darkweb should be familiar with VPN (Virtual Private Network) services and have done some research to find a trustworthy provider. For readers who are just starting to explore the darker catacombs of the Internet a VPN is a mandatory tool for online anonymity. But not all VPN services are created equal. >>>Click for DeepDotWeb’s ... Read More »