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Exploring Hydra, the post-Soviet black market that is dominating the global darknet trade

Exploring Hydra, the post-Soviet black market that is dominating the global darknet trade

Quick Take Recent attention on Russia-based cyberattacks has brought the country’s ecosystem of online crime into the spotlight. Operating throughout the former Soviet Union, Hydra Market has become the largest darknet market in the world.  The Block explored Hydra and interviewed a range of expert investigators to find out what keeps this digital marketplace bustling.  …

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Genesis CEO Details 'Black Thursday' Chaos in Q1 Lending Report

Genesis CEO Details ‘Black Thursday’ Chaos in Q1 Lending Report

Genesis, a trading firm that also lends to institutional cryptocurrency investors, has provided a behind-the-scenes look at how staffers scrambled to meet client demands as the spread of coronavirus sent bitcoin prices swooning last month.  As described in its latest quarterly lending report on Thursday, the peak of the drama came on March 12, when …

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