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June 27, 2018, 03:49:24 PM
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US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

https://news.bitcoin.com/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.

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.

An another incident would cause the bitcoin price fall over still?

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June 27, 2018, 05:08:16 PM
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Funny fact. One of the leader of the first operation against silk road is know working in a fund that will invest more them 400 millions in crypto related company. A16zcrypto.
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June 27, 2018, 10:44:56 PM
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i'm not surprised. the whole darknet market scene scares the crap out of me now. i wouldn't go anywhere near it after the police takeover of hansa last year. the NSA and friends have been tirelessly working to compromise TOR (and several busts show they can probably do it), and i'm sure there are more darknet honeypots lying in wait.

stay safe out there. Lips sealed

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June 29, 2018, 02:57:02 AM
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Sooner or later darknet will be the target so it looks like they are really operating on it for the last couple of years and made a lot of arrest. But to be honest, I don't think that the authorities can totally shutdown those criminals because they are always ahead of the game. So its going be a continuous cat-and-mouse game. As for those who still haven't been caught, LOL, enjoy your day, because the more you think that you are completely anonymous, the sooner you will get your ass busted.

@figmentofmyass, yeah better be safe and not plow on darknet  Grin

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June 29, 2018, 03:28:53 PM
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Seized = stolen by the government, the most high profile thief out there.

Will it influence the price of BTC? It shouldn't because the money will most likely be put on auction like the SR coins were. Government actions aimed against drug dealers don't undermine the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies the same way prosecution of car thieves will not impact car sales.
One thing is certain, there's so much money to be made on the dark web that there will always be people willing to trade there and learn on the mistakes of others.

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goods worth over $23.6 million have been sized-expect the street prices of drugs in the US fall a bit  Grin
as well as the price of bitcoins,auction or not, news like this do have influence on price
lesson:Darknet anonymity,bitcoin anonimity is a myth
in between four buyers and sellers three are NSA agents

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