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German Authorities Shut Down Russian Darknet Market, Seize $25M in Bitcoin
The Hydra Market's bitcoin privacy mixer complicated the investigation, police said.
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US Charges 6 With Laundering Mexican Drug Cartel Cash Using Crypto and Casinos
The U.S. Department of Justice charged the six individuals with alleged involvement in laundering funds from Mexican drug cartels after an investigation spanning years.
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Dark-Web Vendor and Pharmacist Charged With Trafficking Drugs Worth $270M in Bitcoin
The two men allegedly shipped opioids into the U.S. and sold them on the dark web for millions in bitcoin.
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Spanish Police Accuse Illegal Drug Vendor of Laundering $3.3M Haul in Crypto
The National Police of Spain said vendors’ “purchase of virtual currency stands out.” Police arrested 33 suspects across two parallel raids.
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Drug Dealer Just Sentenced to 25 Years Hoped to Build a Better Bitcoin Miner
Paul Calder LeRoux, an admitted drug dealer with a background in encryption, planned to build a bitcoin miner had he beaten the rap.
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VeChain to Develop Drug-Tracing Platform for Pharma Giant Bayer
Bayer China is tapping VeChain to help it track clinical trial drugs along the blockchain.
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Russia's Largest Darknet Market Is Hawking an ICO to Fund Global Expansion
Here’s one token sale that’s almost certainly illegal, and not just under securities laws.
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Drug Dealers Who Used Crypto Sentenced to Prison
Five drug dealers who used cryptocurrencies to launder their funds were sentenced to varying jail terms on Monday.
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White House Advisory Says Cryptocurrencies Used for Fentanyl Purchases
The White House advisories state "convertible virtual currencies," particularly bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, and monero, are actively being used on dark net markets.
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Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit Millions in Illicit Crypto Earnings
A man has been sentenced in San Diego, California, for conspiring to sell opioids and other drugs over dark web markets for cryptocurrencies. 
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