Only days after Dutch law enforcement seized one bitcoin mixing service, another popular service ended operations and told users to withdraw funds. The service, Bitcoin Blender, is shutting down according to message in the website’s header and in a post of the Bitcoin Talk forum.
Dutch Police Seize Bitcoin Tumbler "Bestmixer.io"
The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), in close cooperation with Europol and the authorities in Luxembourg, clamped down on one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency mixing service Bestmixer.io.
U.S. Marshals Auctioning 660 Seized Bitcoin
The United States Marshals Service is auctioning 660 Bitcoin seized during various federal investigations. Some of the cryptocurrency is directly traceable to noteworthy darkweb vendors or related cases.
Authorities to Sell Hansa Market Bitcoin
Before Europol and Netherlands police took down the Hansa darknet market, police in Bavaria arrested the owners of an illegal eBook trading website. The website allowed users to buy copyrighted eBooks for less than the publisher had listed the books for on other sites or in bookstores.