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How Ad Trackers Make Cryptocurrency Transactions Less Private

Researchers from Princeton University have released their findings on how online ad trackers can compromise the privacy of cryptocurrency transactions. The title of the new research paper is, “When the cookie meets the blockchain: Privacy risks of web payments via cryptocurrencies.” The privacy issues occurred on over 100 online merchants from over 20 countries that accepted cryptocurrencies. Cookies and other ... Read More »

Restricting Illegal Cryptocurrency Transactions Via An Ethereum Token

The trend of cryptocurrencies is flaring up like never before these days, as more individuals are tempted to use blockchain based, decentralized cryptocurrencies. Due to their decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) nature, cryptocurrencies have won the hearts of decentralization advocates, crypto-anarchists and libertarians. Nevertheless, given the fact that cryptocurrencies cannot be controlled by any form of intermediary, or third party, they can ... Read More »

Teenager Arrested for Facilitating Firearms Transactions

In December 2016, law enforcement from Dilsen-Stokkem became aware of an 18-year-old darknet marketplace vendor, but not just any teenage vendor—the officers discovered that the young man sought to start a small weapons business. And small only refers to the fact that it was little more than a family owned business. The 18-year-old bought and sold Glock firearms exclusively or ... Read More »

Atomic Verification Via Private Key Locked Bitcoin Transactions

The smart contract technology permits the creation of new protocols that can be implemented on top of bitcoin’s protocol itself. This signals the development of complex scripts, that are far beyond the requirement of a single digital signature. A research paper, which has been published a few days ago, introduced a new concept of private key locked bitcoin transactions, which ... Read More »

BIX Certificates – Cryptographic Tokens Promoting Anonymity For Blockchain Transactions

With the advent of the blockchain technology and the use of the internet along with mobile technologies, a brand new group of transactions and applications, which rely on anonymity, is increasingly gaining interest and acceptance. Ingenious payment systems, blockchain based voting, digital notaries, medical services and electronic auctions represent examples of these new applications. Beside anonymity, such transactions and applications ... Read More »

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The Bayesian Method For Deanonymising A Large Percentage of Bitcoin Transactions

Although bitcoin is famous for its anonymity level, it is agreed that it is not completely anonymous as there are multiple ways for tracking the sender of bitcoin transactions in most cases. We will discuss the Bayesian method for identification of bitcoin addresses throughout this article. The Bayesian method for identification of bitcoin addresses can be broken down into 3 ... Read More »

Can A Locality Based Approach Improve The Delay in Confirmation of Transactions Along Bitcoin’s Blockahin?

Did you ever have to deal with delays in confirmation of your bitcoin transactions? Delays in confirmation of bitcoin transactions can range from a few hours to 2-4 days in some uncommon cases. Can using a locality based protocol improve the propagation delay of transactions across the blockchain’s nodes and prevent delay of confirmation of transactions? What is Bitcoin’s Scalability? ... Read More »

New Dark Net Toolkit Helps Link Bitcoin Transactions with Wallets

Bitcoin users are being urged to take note of the newest Dark Net Analytics Toolkit. Why? Mostly due to the fact that it can be used to link bitcoin wallet addresses to user profiles. The latest research shows that there is a pattern used by hackers when it comes to communication on the dark net. The research will be presented ... Read More »

Tutorial: Multi-signature Transactions with Electrum 2.0

A great tutorial posted originally on Reddit by /r/darknetmarkets mod galaxyandspace, Edited with the images for your convenience: Greetings Ya’ll! It’s time to learn how to multisig!!!! Recently, Electrum 2.0 came out, along with the ability to create 2 of 3 multisig wallets. We will be walking through how to complete this process, both from the buyers end and vendors ... Read More »

Bitcoin Exchanges Subpoenaed Over Silk Road Related Transactions

As it was published in this WSJ article: U.S. authorities have opened a new front in their investigation into bitcoin exchanges and other businesses that deal in the online currency, examining possible ties between the firms and the online drug bazaar Silk Road, according to people familiar with the matter. The new focus of the investigation is the latest indication ... Read More »

Evolution Market: Now Offering Multisig Transactions!

We have another market joining the Munmltisig Family, Now evolution, as always, we try to support those market offering multisig transaction so we bring you here the multisig usage guide as its listed on their wiki, this will also be listed on out multisig guides page and the market will be promoted to the multisig category on our list: Evolution ... Read More »