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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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Three UK Men Busted Over Bitcoin-Based Drug Ring
The trio sold their products on the dark web and shipped as far as Australia.
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Dark Web Drug Dealer to Hand Over Bitcoin Millions After Plea Deal
A dark web drug dealer must forfeit $4 million in funds including bitcoin after pleading guilty in New York.
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New York State Sees First Conviction for Crypto Money Laundering
A case involving millions of dollars in bitcoin and Western Union payments resulted in New York State's first conviction for crypto money laundering.
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Indian Government Think Tank Trials Blockchain to Combat Fake Meds
An Indian government think tank is working on a blockchain solution aimed to combat the country's roaring counterfeit drugs trade.
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Crypto Exchange Creating Wallet Blacklist to Fight Fentanyl Crisis
A crypto exchange startup is seeking to blacklist wallets associated with illicit drug use in an attempt to use the blockchain to save lives.
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ICE Exploiting Blockchain to Expose Crypto Use in Drug Trafficking
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working to expose transactions made by drug traffickers using cryptocurrencies to hide their trails.
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Crypto Corrupts the Youth? South Korea Prime Minister Says So
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon reportedly frets about kids selling drugs and pyramid schemes while regulators draft rules for South Korea's exchanges.
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Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust
Customs agents in Finland revealed today that they seized bitcoin and other items worth about €1m earlier this year.
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