What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur and, if push came to shove, could the platform prove that it is truly censorship resistant? The fate of Augur may hinge on the outrageousness of the predictions its users place.

Also read: Want to Develop Bitcoin Cash Apps? Bitcoin.com Has You Covered

The Market That Was Three Years in the Making

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?Long before the ICO meme hit peak velocity, there was Augur. The project held its crowdsale back in 2015, raising $5 million, a figure that looks modest by today’s standards. Tokens were issued at $0.6 apiece, which is a snip given their current price of $29 – and Augur’s native REP token has reached more than twice that price at its peak. Building a decentralized prediction market powered by smart contracts is as difficult as it sounds. Even so, no one expected it to take until mid 2018 for Augur to launch.

As of last week, Augur has been live, enabling the masses to post predictions and to sell shares in the outcome of the event coming to pass. The higher the price of the share, the likelier the particular outcome is. Officially, Augur relies on the wisdom of the crowd. Unofficially, it’s a form of unlicensed gambling. The legality of Augur and its ability to circumvent censorship has become a hot topic. Should the US, where the project is based, take exception to the nature of its business model or to the iniquity of certain predictions, it could pressure the founders into winding up their operations. While there’s nothing to suggest that Augur’s in trouble, one morbid prediction could be all it takes.

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Predictions for Good, Predictions for Bad

In its first week, Augur has seen some interesting predictions placed, ranging from the predictable to the meta.

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

As a “decentralized” project that is reliant on a web domain hosted on a centralized server, Augur is no more decentralized than Cryptokitties. Shut down the site and you would effectively shut down the platform, even if it could be ported to an alternative domain. Working within the constraints of the web in its extant form, however, Augur is decentralized in the sense that no one can stop the flow of ether and REP tokens that lubricate its market, and no one can stop its code from being cloned. As with any crypto project that has clearly defined leadership, however, a subpoena from the US government is likely all it would take to send Augur on an extended hiatus.

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

There is nothing to suggest the US gov has its sights set on making life hard for Joey Krug and his Augur colleagues, just as there’s nothing to suggest that the team would wind down or censor their project without a fight. But with a marketplace where it’s possible to place any sort of prediction and then to profit from it coming true, the potential for abuse doesn’t need spelling out. As crypto commenter Matt Odell noted, assassination and terror attack markets are just two of the possible applications for Augur.

In that respect, Augur elicits memories of a deep web site called The Assassination Market. Like many supposed darknet sites, it was probably a hoax, but its premise wasn’t so far removed from Augur. Operating under the slogan “We close governments”, The Assassination Market explained its methodology as follows:

1. Someone adds a name to the list along with some information.
2. People add money to the dead pool.
3. Other people predict when that person will die, but the content of the prediction stays hidden until after the fact.
4. Correct predictions get the pool.

In other words, there was a monetary incentive to kill public figures. It seems unlikely that anyone would predict a presidential assassination just to claim a few ether from Augur, but it’s an interesting possibility. Until the platform’s been stress-tested to the limits, we won’t know what it’s capable of and what abuses it can withstand. For the sake of all decentralized markets in, the future of Augur is worth watching.

Do you think Augur will be able to withstand attempts to shut it down? Let us know in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Twitter and Augur.


Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section.

The post What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market? appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities

Dark web alleged Silk Road conspirator, Gary Davis of Ireland, agreed recently to be extradited to the United States. Once on US soil, he will face charges levied against him five years ago in connection with the eventual conviction of Ross Ulbricht (who prosecutors claim was the site’s mastermind). Mr. Davis, should he be convicted, would receive a life sentence.  

Also read: US Presidential Candidate Would Pardon Snowden, Ulbricht on First Day

Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Extradited to US

A visibly upset Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, took to his personal Youtube channel, wearing a Freeross.org t-shirt. Mr. Ver set about reminding viewers of two ominous happenings in recent weeks as they related to the crypto community. Ross Ulbricht’s appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States was refused, upholding a Circuit Court decision affirming his life sentence without the possibility of parole. He, Mr. Ver also reminded, has been languishing in prison for half a decade now.

Mr. Ver also lamented news a former employee at Bitcoin.com, Gary Davis, 29, was to be extradited from his native Ireland. Mr. Davis faces charges stemming from his alleged involvement in Silk Road. Silk Road was an online marketplace, one credited with demonstrating a use case for cryptocurrency as peer to peer cash. The site matched buyers and sellers, and often those voluntary exchanges ran afoul of US law.

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities
Gary Davis

Mr. Davis was arrested by Irish law enforcement after US Judge James C. Francis IV, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, outlined three counts of indictment: conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. US prosecutors asked Mr. Davis be extradited as far back as early 2014.

As of late June of the present year, Mr. Davis waived his final appeal from being sent to the United States, and essentially agreed to extradition. He was forced to capitulate shortly after Ireland’s highest court ruled 5-0 the process engaged in by US and Irish law enforcement was legal. Mr. Davis had two days to further appeal to the EU Court of Human Rights. He declined.

Mistaken Identity, Isolation

Mr. Davis will be caged in New York’s Metro Correctional jail, presumably until trial or plea. In advance of just this scenario, a legal team has already been assembled in the US, sources explained. They will have their work cut out for them if Mr. Ulbricht’s plight is any indication of what’s in store. The original Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indictment pegs Mr. Davis as “Libertas,” allegedly Mr. Ulbricht’s right hand at Silk Road. The site was said by the FBI to have generated in excess of a billion dollars, with Mr. Ulbricht’s take in the teens of millions. Law enforcement officials in the US claim Mr. Davis was paid $6,000 a month to be a kind of customer service representative at Silk Road.  

Mr. Davis had been fighting extradition based on his Asperger’s syndrome spectrum, arguing health care wouldn’t be of similar quality in the US while awaiting justice in this matter. Speaking for the Irish Court, Judge McKechnie explained Mr. Davis’ defense did not ultimately constitute an obligation upon the government of Ireland, and cleared the way for his being handed over to US authorities.

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US AuthoritiesDuring his four year appeal process in his native country, Mr. Davis reportedly explained to a psychiatrist the entire case was due to mistaken identity. A copy of his passport on Mr. Ulbricht’s hard drive, he noted, was a mystery. Mr. Ver, in his video, highlighted how Mr. Davis had never been to the United States, and would essentially be uprooted from everything he’s ever known.

Indeed, Mr. Davis’ defense made a similar argument about isolation in the United States. An Irish Justice agreed, stressing he wished to emphasize how he “in no way seek to diminish or trivialise the very real concerns and worries of the appellant and his family as he faces the prospect of extradition to the United States and being imprisoned there. Such a prospect would be daunting for an individual in robust mental health let alone someone coping with a significant mental health condition.”

Is the Silk Road case an important story for the crypto community? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Images via Pixabay.


Verify and track bitcoin cash transactions on our BCH Block Explorer, the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, keep up with your holdings, BCH and other coins, on our market charts at Satoshi Pulse, another original and free service from Bitcoin.com.

The post Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities appeared first on Bitcoin News.

European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market

European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market

It appears that there is an international crackdown on darknet marketplaces trading cryptocurrencies for recreational drugs. Soon after American undercover agents exposed dozens of vendors, European forces conducted what Europol calls “Europe’s biggest ever LSD bust.”

Also Read: US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

“Europe’s Biggest Ever LSD Bust”

European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD MarketThe European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), formerly known as the European Police Office and Drugs Unit, has revealed that Spain’s Guardia Civil and Austria’s Federal Police have raided a network producing and selling drugs on the Darknet. Over 100 different types of psychoactive substances were seized in two labs, including almost 800,000 doses of LSD, making this the biggest ever LSD bust in the EU according to Europol.

The group was also allegedly laundering its profits by selling cryptocurrencies. In total, over four and a half million euros worth of cryptos (mostly BTC, but also IOTA and lumen) were seized by law enforcement. Besides the drugs and crypto haul, eight people were arrested and the authorities also seized a €1.6 million bank account, €700,000 in fiat cash, three real estate properties and ten luxury cars.

Two of the Best Darknet Sites

European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD MarketBoasting about the operation, Europol says that two of the Darknet sites managed by the group were the most known in the world and enjoyed a great reputation among buyers. The group offered the drugs exclusively through Darknet markets where access was restricted only to invited users redirected from online forums.

According to the accusations, the group had been operating in Spain since 2012. It imported the raw materials from Asian countries, mainly China, and had a main production lab in Amsterdam. The two labs in Spain were in charge of packaging and distributing the drugs to the final consumer. Deliveries were sent to buyers in more than 100 different countries around the world, containing narcotic substances camouflaged as other products, such as additives for cement. Among the psychoactive substances on sale were: synthetic cannabinoids, depressants, dissociatives, stimulants such as amphetamines or cathinones, nootropics, psychedelics and synthetic opiates.

Will an international crackdown on darknet markets have any influence on bitcoin adoption? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 


Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Europol.


Verify and track bitcoin cash transactions on our BCH Block Explorer, the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, keep up with your holdings, BCH, and other coins, on our market charts at Satoshi’s Pulse, another original and free service from Bitcoin.com.

The post European Police Forces Seize Over €4.5M in Crypto From Darknet LSD Market appeared first on Bitcoin News.

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

US authorities have revealed that their agents had been operating undercover on the Darknet for the past year. The massive operation uncovered the true identity of over fifty vendors on sites such as Silk Road, Alpha Bay, Hansa, Dream, and more. Over 35 people have already been arrested and goods worth over $23.6 million have been sized.

Also Read: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them – Bitcoin Is Hiring Regulators

“One of the Largest Threats to the U.S. Financial Infrastructure”

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet CrackdownThe Darknet crackdown involved multiple law enforcement forces including the DOJ, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service and the DEA. The actual undercover investigation was spearheaded by HSI Special Agents who posed as money launderers on the dark markets, exchanging fiat for cryptocurrency. And the DOJ’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, working with more than forty U.S. Attorney’s Offices, lead to the arrest of over 35 vendors.

“The Secret Service is proud to work with our law enforcement partners to help combat one of the largest threats to the U.S. financial infrastructure, money laundering with virtual currency,” said U.S. Secret Service Assistant Director Jenkins. “The Secret Service continues to adapt along with these cyber criminals to maintain our level of success in stopping them.”

Over $20M in Crypto Seized

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet CrackdownBesides the arrests of the vendors, the authorities were able to seize goods worth over $23.6 million in a month with over 100 enforcement actions. These include liquid synthetic opioids, tramadol, fentanyl, Xanax, Oxycodone, MDMA, cocaine, LSD, marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms. The authorities also sized more than 100 firearms, including handguns, assault rifles, and a grenade launcher; five vehicles; more than $3.6 million in gold bars and fiat; nearly 2,000 bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with an approximate value of more than $20 million; pill presses, Bitcoin mining devices, computer equipment, and vacuum sealers.

“The Darknet is ever-changing and increasingly more intricate, making locating and targeting those selling illicit items on this platform more complicated. But in this case, HSI special agents were able to walk amongst those in the cyber underworld to find those vendors who sell highly addictive drugs for a profit,” said HSI Acting Executive Associate Director Benner. “The veil has been lifted. HSI has infiltrated the Darknet, and together with its law enforcement partners nationwide, it has proven, once again, that every criminal is within arm’s reach of the law.”

Will a crackdown on darknet markets have any influence on bitcoin adoption? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 


Images courtesy of Shutterstock.


Verify and track bitcoin cash transactions on our BCH Block Explorer, the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, keep up with your holdings, BCH and other coins, on our market charts at Satoshi’s Pulse, another original and free service from Bitcoin.com.

The post US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin

Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin

This week, Elias Valentin Smith, a 20-year-old man from New Zealand, successfully appealed his prison sentence for drug dealing with bitcoin as a teenager. This was despite the fact that the court system considered the use of bitcoin as a sign of criminal sophistication.

Also Read: Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Says Hong Kong Government

Not Dark Enough Net

Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin Last month, Elias Valentin Smith of North Shore, Auckland, was sentenced to two years and three months in jail for fourteen drug-related charges by the Auckland District Court. On Tuesday his lawyer convinced the High Court that jail time was too harsh a punishment for the young man and the sentence was shortened to just eleven months under house arrest, as the New Zealand Herald reports.

Although eventually withdrawing the prison sentence, the Auckland High Court was not open to the idea that the then teen was not old enough to understand the severity of his actions, in part because of the maturity the judges thought is needed to use bitcoin. One judge asked: “Would a young gang prospect on the East Coast of the North Island, who is looking at prison time for methamphetamine, accept that someone who was purposing drugs on the dark net and paying in bitcoin was not worldly wise and naïve?” Another judge added that “covert use of new technologies to break the law has its own level of sophistication”.

Operation Tiger

Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With BitcoinDespite the use of the dark net, the police got wind of Smith with fairly unsophisticated means. Investigators were alerted to the actions of the then high school senior by the New Zealand customs service that found several packages from abroad containing drugs addressed to the teen and his friend, which he got in the business, starting in October 2015.

Smith was arrested in November 2016 after the police raided the teen’s room at his parents house as part of what they called Operation Tiger. The police reportedly found in his room a set of scales and a small amount of drugs (including methamphetamine and lysergic acid – a precursor for LSD). His mobile phone was also seized and the police said it contained text message communications with prospective drug buyers, describing his products and offering a discount for bulk sales. The police also got its hands on several documents showing Smith had invested in bitcoin.

Should the judge have spared this young man from going to jail? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 


Images courtesy of Shutterstock.


Do you agree with us that Bitcoin is the best invention since sliced bread? Thought so. That’s why we are building this online universe revolving around anything and everything Bitcoin. We have a store. And a forum. And a casino, a pool and real-time price statistics.

The post Young New Zealand Man Spared Jail for Dealing Drugs With Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Australian Authorities Charge Woman Over Darkweb Bitcoin Drug Buys

Australian federal authorities have pinned multiple charges on a 32-year-old Brisbane woman for purchasing illicit drugs from the United Kingdom, using bitcoin. ‘People shouldn’t assume the dark web is invisible to Australian agencies’ warned Australian Border Force (ABF) Queensland regional commander Terry Price while announcing details of a joint-investigation with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) … Continued

The post Australian Authorities Charge Woman Over Darkweb Bitcoin Drug Buys appeared first on CCN

Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum

Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum

Despite all the Telegram groups, Discord channels and many other alternatives, Reddit remains a leading forum for the wider bitcoin community – especially for new users to learn about the concept for the first time. As such, the website holds power over the conversation and what happens on Reddit can have much wider repercussions.

Also Read: Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half

No More Reddit Gold for Bitcoin

San Francisco headquartered link sharing and content rating website Reddit has removed the option to gift users with reddit gold using bitcoin. Despite sounding like an ICO token, reddit gold is the website’s premium membership program which gives users some special benefits and features and helps the cash-strapped company keep the servers running.

After the issue was highlighted by /r/btc moderator Bitcoinxio, we learned that it was caused due to the recent change with Coinbase Commerce, according to a moderator of number of forums on the website. User emoney04 explained: “The upcoming Coinbase change, combined with some bugs around the Bitcoin payment option that were affecting purchases for certain users, led us to remove Bitcoin as a payment option. We’re going to take a look at demand and watch the progression of Coinbase Commerce before making a decision on whether to re-enable.” Asked about the option to enable BCH payments due to their lower fees making it more economical for micro payments, the moderator answered: “Yeah that’s definitely a fair point! We’re going to keep that in mind as we move forward.”

Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum
Reddit gold screenshot, no bitcoin option

No More Darknet Markets

In addition to removing the above mentioned payment option, the website has also removed one of the forums where some bitcoin users followed developments about spending cryptocurrency with utmost privacy. The subreddit r/Darknetmarkets, which followed anonymous commerce venues, has now been banned. The forum was censored as part of a broader crackdown on sensitive-topics subreddits for violating “Reddit’s policy against transactions involving prohibited goods or services.”

As an American company, Reddit is compelled to comply with the ever harshening anti-privacy legal framework in the US. Just this Friday the CLOUD Act was signed into law, empowering police investigators to collect people’s data from websites without due process or even informing them of the action. As that is the case, the company might have acted out of its users’ best interests, and to prevent itself from having to surrender their information to the authorities. The website is also considered to be transitioning to a more advertiser-friendly social network model, and it might have decided to ban darknet markets as a part of that business strategy.

Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum

Should the bitcoin community prepare to transition away from Reddit to avoid a possible crackdown in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Reddit.


Do you want to talk about bitcoin in a comfortable (and censorship-free) environment? Check out the Bitcoin.com Forums — all the big players in Bitcoin have posted there, and we welcome all opinions.

The post Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum appeared first on Bitcoin News.

British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug Money

British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug Money

A UK man living in Amsterdam is facing up to five years in prison for allegedly helping people by exchanging fiat cash for bitcoin which was used to buy drugs. He supposedly started by growing cannabis himself but soon found the bitcoin business to be more profitable by itself.  

Also Read: US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy

Amsterdam Bitcoin Mule

British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug MoneyThe Dutch Public Prosecutor has demanded that the court give a 38-year-old British man five years in prison for allegedly laundering about €11.5 million in bitcoin between 2014 and 2016. This money is suspected as originating from illegal drugs deals and the trade of other prohibited goods on dark web marketplaces, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday.

According to the allegations, the man living in Amsterdam profited by taking bitcoins from his clients and exchanging them for fiat cash, charging an “unusually high” commission of between 5 to 8 percent. This hefty commission was the price customers paid for anonymity, the Prosecutor said – the suspect carried part of the risk and was paid handsomely for it.

The suspect allegedly used his personal bank account to exchange the bitcoin, and then withdrew cash from ATMs for his clients. Millions of euros were exchanged in this way, the Prosecutor said. The suspect and his spouse earn very little in otherwise legal income, the Netherlands Times reported.

More Profitable Than Growing Weed

British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug MoneyThe British man is also suspected of growing cannabis plants as the Dutch police allegedly found plenty of plantations photo on his computer at his previous home. “He thought he had seen a gap in the market and jumped into it”, the Public Prosecutor said. “He started with a cannabis plantation, sold the harvest on the dark web and was paid in bitcoins. Soon he noticed that he no longer needed the weed to make a substantial turnover and a fine profit.”

The accused man himself still proclaims his innocence and claims that all his customers were honorable citizens who were not involved in any form of illegal trade. The Dutch court is expected to deliver its verdict in early March.

Does five years sound excessive for such a victimless crime, if proven? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Shutterstock.


Do you like to research and read about Bitcoin technology? Check out Bitcoin.com’s Wiki page for an in-depth look at Bitcoin’s innovative technology and interesting history.

The post British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug Money appeared first on Bitcoin News.

US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy

US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy

Despite recent claims that bitcoin is becoming less popular for illicit dealings on the dark web, investigations show that it is still the payment method of choice for many. The most recent example comes from the US Navy, where a few entrepreneurial cadets reportedly used bitcoin to buy drugs which they distributed to their classmates for profit. 

Also Read: Nasdaq-Listed “Blockchain” Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles

Sailing the High Seas

US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval AcademyUS Navy investigators have uncovered an alleged drug ring at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, involving between ten to two-dozen suspects. Three cadets are accused of buying cocaine, ketamine and LSD on the dark web using bitcoin and selling the drugs to their classmates. The investigation reportedly began nearly three months ago after one midshipman informed the authorities about the drug trade on the base.

The top brass ordered a surprise drug test for all 4,500 cadets before dawn on Wednesday morning and DEA drug-sniffing dogs discovered cocaine in the room of one of the suspected users. The cadet suspected of owning the cocaine was at athletic practice at the time and she reportedly made a run for it but was caught and taken in for questioning.

“The Naval Academy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service recently initiated a command-assisted investigation in Annapolis after receiving a midshipman report of alleged recreational drug use within the Brigade,” said Cmdr. David Mckinney, a Naval Academy spokesman, in a statement to Fox News. “[T]he results of the investigation are still pending. We are continuing to work with NCIS on these reported allegations. The Navy has a zero tolerance for drug abuse and takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously.”

Dive Into the Deep Web

US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval AcademyWhile they are usually linked in the media, the markets of the dark web (aka dark net) offer a variety of different kind of wares other than drugs. Our recent review listed among these pirated software, unreleased movies, stolen accounts to Netflix and iTunes, stolen gift cards, credit card credentials, passports, and social security numbers of the deceased. And if you want to learn how bitcoin fits into this, you can watch the Silk Road and follow the US vs. Ross Ulbricht saga.

It is also important to remember that, while they are illegal in most countries, psychedelic drugs can have incredible therapeutic potential – especially for soldiers and veterans. For example, the $86 million bitcoin charity Pineapple Fund will donate up to $5 million to help fund Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in patients with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Do you think these Naval Academy cadets should be expelled if found guilty, or should they be given a second chance? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Shutterstock.


Do you like to research and read about Bitcoin technology? Check out Bitcoin.com’s Wiki page for an in-depth look at Bitcoin’s innovative technology and interesting history.

The post US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Report: Litecoin Gains Popularity on the Dark Web

The post Report: Litecoin Gains Popularity on the Dark Web appeared first on CCN

Litecoin, according to a new report published by Recorded Future, is now the second most popular cryptocurrency token on the Dark Web. The report undertook a longitudinal analysis of digital communications avenues available to users on the dark web and found that nearly 30 percent of Dark Web vendors accept Litecoin. Report Findings Whilst Bitcoin … Continued

The post Report: Litecoin Gains Popularity on the Dark Web appeared first on CCN