News tagged with silk road

Europol: 17 arrests in major 'Darknet' crackdown

Law enforcement officials launched a global crackdown on so-called Darknet sites that sell illegal drugs, arresting 17 people in one of the largest stings against the virtual organized crime world.

Nov 07, 2014
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Probing Bitcoins

(Phys.org) —Bitcoin transactions may be anonymous, but they're also completely transparent. This makes stealing easier, but cashing in on the theft without getting caught a lot more difficult. That's one ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Bitcoin rises above $1,000

The virtual currency bitcoin Wednesday broke above $1,000 per unit, quintupling in a month, according to Mt. Gox, which manages trading in bitcoin.

Nov 27, 2013
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Plague came from China: scientists

The first outbreak of plague occurred in China more than 2,600 years ago before reaching Europe via Central Asia's "Silk Road" trade route, according to a study of the disease's DNA signature.

Nov 01, 2010
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Police arrest 8 in international Silk Road busts (Update)

Authorities in Britain, Sweden, and the United States have arrested eight more people following last week's closure of Silk Road, a notorious black market website which helped dealers to sell drugs under the cloak of anonymity, ...

Oct 08, 2013
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