Not long after the German Federal Criminal Police Office announced the takedown of WallStreet Market, Europol followed up with an announcement of their own, revealing that Finnish Customs had seized the Valhalla Marketplace.
German Federal Police Announce WallStreet Market Seizure
The German Federal Police have announced the WallStreet takedown and arrests of three suspected marketplace operators or staff members.
German Law Enforcement Seized Wallstreet Market
German law enforcement seized Wallstreet Market in a globally coordinated operation, according to a new seizure banner on the Wallstreet Market homepage. Europol has confirmed that a a press release “worth waiting for” is coming.
Dream Market: Speedstepper Investigations by Two Darkweb Researchers
A darkweb researcher published an analysis of information that allegedly identified Speedstepper, the notorious owner and operator of Dream market. Another individual, based on original research, claimed to have taken the identification of Speedstepper even further.
Brief Update: Wallstreet Market Has Exit Scammed
Wallstreet Market, the most prolific darkweb maketplace, has exit-scammed and stolen millions of dollars in Bitcoin and Monero.
Dream Vendor "Sinmed" Charged in Record Pill Bust
An investigation into millions of dollars worth of drug proceeds, shell companies, and money laundering led to the largest pill bust in New Jersey history. The vendor was identified as a prolific Dream Market vendor known as “Sinmed.”
Operation CROZET Suspect Hit with Six More Drug Trafficking Charges
A Maserati-driving, beach house-owning 25-year-old alleged at the helm of a multi-million dollar drug syndicate will face court on Friday, slapped with six additional charges relating to the alleged importation of cocaine, ketamine and MDMA worth $17 million.
California Man Tried to Buy a Chemical Weapon on the Darkweb
A California grand jury has indicted an Oakland man on felony charges after he admitted to trying to buy a chemical weapon on the dark web to murder his wife, according to the FBI.
Cryptonia Market Manifesto
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We are activists and individuals who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming the limitations of software systems to achieve novel and clever outcomes. We do not condone the use of drugs or any of the products sold by our vendors. But we believe in the cause of freedom. And we believe freedom of trade is the right of all human beings. Just like freedom of expression and religion. While we agree that drugs are a problem for our society, we believe that the current regulations around the world do not have the people’s best interest at heart and only serve as instruments of oppression. Most countries have accepted the fact that addiction is not a crime but a decease. Yet they continue to wage war against their own afflicted citizens. It is barbaric!
Over the past few decades freedom fighters from the free and open source software movements have given us the tools to fight this oppression. But it was the development of Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, that changed everything in 2009. It enabled near instant and anonymous/pseudonymous transfer of assets on a global scale without any centralized authority. Black markets where all sorts of regulated goods could be bought and sold soon emerged as hubs of free commerce and a thriving community developed around them.
Unfortunately, the community has been thrown into chaos recently. Trusted markets have fallen due to poor design and monumental OPSEC mistakes. New markets continue to appear only to exit-scam with their users’ funds after a few months. One has to be naive not to think that it’s the same scammers doing it over and over again. Unless we put an end to this it will destroy not only the DNM community but the cryptocurrency community as well since black markets are an essential part of the Bitcoin ecosystem.
As geeks, we believe that with the right technology most of these problems can be solved. That’s why we have set out to build the perfect darknet trading platform. We have looked at the problems that are destroying our community and we have come up with unique and innovative ways to keep your funds secure and minimize the amount of trust required from both vendors and buyers.
Former School Employee Used the Darkweb to Download Child Pornography
Paul Joseph Wilson, a 49-year-old from D.C., worked at an elementary school. While there, according to his plea deal, he downloaded child pornography from the darkweb.