Category: Monero

Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator Arrested

Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator Arrested

The authorities in seven countries and Europol have jointly taken down Darkmarket, one of the largest darknet marketplaces. The action was taken after the marketplace’s alleged operator was arrested in Germany. Authorities Shut Down Darkmarket Europol announced Tuesday that darknet marketplace Darkmarket has been taken down. The announcement details: Darkmarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace […]

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While Bitcoin’s Price Dips in Value, Crypto Assets Like Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash Shine

While Bitcoin’s Price Dips in Value, Crypto Assets Like Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash Shine

The price of bitcoin has dropped on Sunday losing more than 6% during the last 24 hours, but a myriad of other coins have seen significant gains in contrast. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, and monero have all jumped in value while bitcoin has seen a decent drop. Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to a low of […]

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Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only

Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only

The prominent darknet marketplace, White House Market, has dropped bitcoin payments and now accepts monero only. The darknet marketplace administrators detailed that there was an issue with a payment processor blocking Tor exit nodes, but the full transition to monero was always planned. A number of crypto proponents have reported on the darknet marketplace, White […]

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Major darknet marketplace White House Market ends support for bitcoin payments

Major darknet marketplace White House Market ends support for bitcoin payments

White House Market, a prominent darknet marketplace, has apparently ceased support for bitcoin payments and now will only accept monero. According to a statement attributed to the White House Market and posted on Twitter, the platform is no longer accepting bitcoin payments because Morphtoken,  the third party exchange API it used, “has suddenly decided to […]

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Pornhub adds Monero amid credit card ban, accepts crypto-only in selected locations

Pornhub adds Monero amid credit card ban, accepts crypto-only in selected locations

Pornhub has added privacy coin Monero to its crypto payment options amid reports that Mastercard and Visa have cut ties with the adult content site. Information of Pornhub’s support for the privacy cryptocurrency initially surfaced on Sunday in the Monero sub-reddit channel. The list of supported crypto payment options verified by The Block now does […]

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President Putin Signs A Decree Requiring Russian Officials To Disclose Cryptocurrency Holdings

President Putin Signs A Decree Requiring Russian Officials To Disclose Cryptocurrency Holdings

Russia’s attempts to provide more clarity toward cryptocurrencies continue with a new amendment to the Digital and Financial Assets (DFA) – a law that’s already in effect. The country has signed a decree obliging Russian officials to reveal their digital asset investments by June 30th, 2021. Russian Officials To Disclose Crypto Holdings According to local […]

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Newly Appointed Ukrainian Politician Declares Owning Over $24 Million in Monero

Newly Appointed Ukrainian Politician Declares Owning Over $24 Million in Monero

A 19-year old Ukrainian politician disclosed all the property he owns during an anti-corruption procedure, mandatory for all public officials in Ukraine, who revealed that he holds millions of dollars worth of monero (XMR). 19-Year-Old Ukrainian Politician Discloses Its Monero Holdings Rostislav Solod, a newly appointed member of the city council in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, declared […]

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Bitcoin’s Growing Value Will Make It More Attractive To Bad Actors In 2021: Kaspersky Said

While exploring the potential online security threats for the upcoming 2021, the Russian-based multinational cybersecurity company Kaspersky predicted a rise in Bitcoin thefts. Kaspersky researchers also foresee an increase of ransomware threats and more demands to be requested in privacy coins such as Monero instead of BTC. 2021: Bitcoin’s Value Leads To More Bitcoin Theft? […]

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Microsoft Report says Nation-State Hacker Group is Leveraging Cryptocurrency Techniques to Stay Under the Radar

Microsoft Report says Nation-State Hacker Group is Leveraging Cryptocurrency Techniques to Stay Under the Radar

A new security report by Microsoft says nation-state hacker group Bismuth is now deploying cryptocurrency-mining malware alongside its regular cyber-espionage toolkits. According to the report, the deployment by Bismuth of Monero coin miners in recent campaigns has provided another way for the attackers to monetize compromised networks. Bismuth is reportedly backed by the Vietnamese government. […]

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Canadian Public Company Dumps Ethereum and Monero for Bitcoin

Canadian Public Company Dumps Ethereum and Monero for Bitcoin

A Canadian publicly held company has liquidated all of its ethereum and monero holdings and put all of the proceeds into bitcoin. The company is led by a well-known poker player and former member of the European Parliament. Cypherpunk Dumps Monero and Ethereum for Bitcoin Cypherpunk Holdings, a Toronto-headquartered company listed on the Canadian Securities […]

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