The days of darknet markets driving bitcoin are long gone, but even for those with no compunction to visit the deep web, its activity is worth monitoring. From anonymous coins to multi-sig wallets, the darknet often leads the way when it comes to adopting tech – especially when that tech can be used to enhance privacy. What happens on the deep web permeates the clearnet and has real-life ramifications.
DDoS Ceasefire Holds Up
Since news.Bitcoin.com last reported on the status of the darknet’s primary markets, the DDoS-ing cessation has largely held up. Major sites such as Dream, Point, and Wall Street Market have all enjoyed significant uptime. Aero hasn’t fared so well, not only in the DDoS stakes, but also in terms of customer satisfaction.
Widespread reports of withdrawals remaining unprocessed have been filed, with a market admin responding: “Support has little to no availability due to changes we were making, everything will be caught up on as soon as possible. This will be before the weekend. Missing withdrawals are beginning to process automatically, the block chain is simply not synced due to the server downtime. Please be patient.”
In the past week, another new market, Omega, has launched, though as always caution is advised when visiting untested sites. P2P marketplace Openbazaar keeps going from strength to strength, and seems set to claim a large slice of the DNM trade in the months to come. For anyone curious as to what the hell has been going on in the world of darknet markets this year, a succinct Read More Here