Posts Tagged Tradecraft

Date: October 7th, 2013
Cate: Dossiers, Frontpage, Opinion
Comments Off on Tracking the Silk Road – Lessons for darknet services

Tracking the Silk Road – Lessons for darknet services

On Oct 2nd 2013, a person was arrested in San Francisco (CA USA) who allegedly operated the darknet marketplace website “The Silk Road”. Shortly after, the Silk Road went offline.

Within minutes discussions on the Internet sprung up with thousands of people trying to cope with their loss, trying to make sense of what happened. Several “official” documents (a criminal complaint and an indictment) were released shortly after which, in turn, lead to commentators rushing to explain what stupid mistakes DPR – the Silk Road operator – had committed. Now, after a few days have passed, I’d like to give analysis a try myself.

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Date: December 3rd, 2012
Cate: Concepts, Frontpage

Lessons learned. Anonymity – Online and Offline – Part IV

In the last three installments of this series we looked at the Theory of Anonymity, and what to expect of anonymity both online and offline.

Several conclusion can be drawn and turned into lessons on how to protect anonymity more effectively. This we are going to explore in this part of the series.
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Date: November 8th, 2012
Cate: Frontpage, HowTo

Secure and professional Bitcoin OTC exchanges

The article Necessary conditions for the long-term success of Bitcoin has shown why widespread availability of over-the-counter (OTC) Bitcoin exchangers is crucial for Bitcoin to succeed in the long-run and give us more freedom. This article will explain how to exchange Bitcoin OTC securely and professionally. It should be of interest for Bitcoin users who want to get their coins anonymously from OTC exchangers and for people who want to earn a second income as Bitcoin OTC exchangers in the counter-economy.

If you are dealing Bitcoin on the OTC market you have to consider two kinds of enemies: the state and evil customers (for example, fraudsters). To deal securely you have to mitigate the corresponding risks. That is, you have to drive up the cost of a successful attack and make it unlikely.

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Date: November 5th, 2012
Cate: Frontpage, HowTo

Libertopia Conference 2012 – Digital Tradecraft

The slides of Frank Braun’s talk “Digital Tradecraft” can be found here: Digital Tradecraft

Date: November 5th, 2012
Cate: Concepts, Frontpage

Libertopia Conference – Theory & Practice of Black Market Business

Slides for Jonathan Logan’s talk at Libertopia 2012: Theory & Practice of Black Market Business.