Silk Road Vendor "Pharmville" Charged for Laundering $19 Million in Bitcoin

Hugh Brian Haney, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on July 18, sold oxycodone and other substances on the Silk Road marketplace in 2011 and 2012. When Haney attempted to cash out $19 million in bitcoin through an exchange, the exchange froze his account. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated and identified the Silk Road as the source of Haney’s bitcoin.

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Nightmare Market is Cracking Down on Vendors Selling Fentanyl

Nightmare Market has reported an increase in the number of vendors engaging in activities prohibited by the market, such as creating listings for fentanyl or fentanyl analogues or requiring buyers to finalize early without permission from the market. To increase the safety of their customers, Nightmare Market will be banning vendors selling fentanyl and giving other one warning to vendors in violation of the market’s other rules.

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