Implementing DARK offchain worker fetching price in Cryptocompare API

Submitted by Stem on Sun, 01/31/2021 - 00:03

As we are preparing to release a public testnet "Dystopia" proof of concept as a Polkadot parachain, we tested a first implementation of an offchain-worker.

 

It's quite simple now and it fetches price from Cryptocompare API, but we can imagine it can also fetch prices from different sources like Coinmarketcap, Coingecko... in the future, with average calculation, variation checks etc.

Dark Friday #2 - AMA recap

Submitted by Stem on Mon, 03/28/2022 - 07:08

On Friday, March 25th 06:00PM CEST, we had our second community drink and AMA in our Telegram channel.

Thanks to everyone who joined us and for sending out some great questions!

Wonder what we talked about? Read on for the most important things covered.


Q1: Is DARK a DAO?

Yes.

The hard DAO part is joining efforts with many people all around the world with different skills, availability, and motivation levels.

Dark Friday #1 - AMA recap

Submitted by Stem on Fri, 03/18/2022 - 23:52

On Friday, March 18th 06:00PM CEST, we had an AMA in our Telegram channel with team and lead developer so community can ask important questions regarding the present and future plans for DARK, moves toward Polkadot ecosystem, marketplace development, bridges, token utility and more.

Thanks to everyone who joined us and for sending out some great questions!
This "vrirual drink" AMA session was a great community event.

Wonder what we talked about? Read on for the most important things covered.

Bad news: Dark web sales of fraud guides are booming. Good news: They're useless fakes

Submitted by Stem on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 01:20

Fraudsters are selling fraudulent fraud guides to wannabee fraudsters.

Almost half of the listings on the most popular underground marketplaces are guides on how to commit fraud, as aspiring cyber criminals look to find out how to conduct business email compromise and other online scams. But there's a twist – many of the how-to guides are useless fakes.

Dark Web User Numbers Spiked During #COVID19 Lockdown

Submitted by Stem on Sun, 01/10/2021 - 00:46

The volume of dark web forum members is on the rise, with visitor numbers surging 44% during the first COVID-19 lockdowns last year, according to new data from Sixgill.

The cyber-intelligence firm analyzed five popular English and Russian language forums to better understand their popularity over time and who is responsible for most activity.

Collating data from the launch of each forum through to the end of 2020, Sixgill found that all five sites had grown their membership exponentially without impacting each other’s popularity.

Fake COVID-19 vaccines, remedies flooding dark web: Report

Submitted by Stem on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 23:52

Cybercriminals have sensed an opportunity to lure people into buying fake remedies on the dark web, said a report from cybersecurity firm Check Point

 

With several countries including the US and the UK now approving the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, cybercriminals have sensed an opportunity to lure people into buying fake remedies on the dark web, said a report from cybersecurity firm Check Point.

We told you so! Here are some digital asset regulation highlights

Submitted by Stem on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 13:21

Regulation: it was always going to come to Bitcoin and the digital asset industry, and we’ve known it for a long time. While some still cling to myths of a financial free-for-all, those in the Bitcoin (BSV) ecosystem are realists—Bitcoin must work within regulations to exist. 2020 saw new rules for KYC/AML continue to emerge, “privacy coins” gradually becoming more taboo, and enforcement actions that eventually reached XRP, one of the world’s most traded assets.

Sex slaves, human hunting trips, hitmen for hire: Dark web expert sorts fact from fiction

Submitted by Stem on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 21:43

Many people believe you can do anything on the dark web, from watching livestreamed murders to buying slaves in sinister human auctions — but how much is just urban legend ?

From hiring assassins to buying drugs to watching livestreamed murders, it's commonly believed that you can do just about anything illegal on the dark web.

The untraceable side of the internet is a source of fascination for many, and it's birthed thousands of urban legends about the kinds of depraved activities that go on there.

But how much of it is really true?

"White House Market" and the growing economy in DARK markets

Submitted by Stem on Sat, 01/02/2021 - 16:13
  • A Darknet Market Platform, White House Market will not allow payments in Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Cryptocurrencies are a prime pick of Darknet to make payments
  • White House Markets to utilize Monero (XMR) to make payments

White House Market will no longer encourage Bitcoin (BTC) payments. The third-party payment processor utilized by the platform, Morphtoken, has all of a sudden picked to block access from Tor exit nodes. From now, the Darknet only accepts the privacy coin Monero (XMR).