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.
The two men allegedly shipped opioids into the U.S. and sold them on the dark web for millions in bitcoin.
The National Police of Spain said vendors’ “purchase of virtual currency stands out.” Police arrested 33 suspects across two parallel raids.
Paul Calder LeRoux, an admitted drug dealer with a background in encryption, planned to build a bitcoin miner had he beaten the rap.
Bayer China is tapping VeChain to help it track clinical trial drugs along the blockchain.
Here’s one token sale that’s almost certainly illegal, and not just under securities laws.
The White House advisories state "convertible virtual currencies," particularly bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, and monero, are actively being used on dark net markets.
A man has been sentenced in San Diego, California, for conspiring to sell opioids and other drugs over dark web markets for cryptocurrencies.
A dark web drug dealer must forfeit $4 million in funds including bitcoin after pleading guilty in New York.
A case involving millions of dollars in bitcoin and Western Union payments resulted in New York State's first conviction for crypto money laundering.
An Indian government think tank is working on a blockchain solution aimed to combat the country's roaring counterfeit drugs trade.
A crypto exchange startup is seeking to blacklist wallets associated with illicit drug use in an attempt to use the blockchain to save lives.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working to expose transactions made by drug traffickers using cryptocurrencies to hide their trails.