26 Aug '16, 10pm

Darknet Customers Are Demanding Bitcoin Alternative Monero

Darknet Customers Are Demanding Bitcoin Alternative Monero

The dark web has started to embrace Monero , a privacy-conscious alternative to Bitcoin. First, the operators of SIGAINT , a commonly used dark web email provider, decided to host a full node for Monero light wallets. Then, an eight-month-old darknet market called Oasis decided to allow vendors to accept Monero. Finally, Alphabay, the largest darknet market in operation right now, announced the first phase of Monero implementation on their platform. Why Monero? Staff members at Alphabay and Oasis say that customers and vendors have simply demanded the Monero option. “It's a lot more secure than Bitcoin, especially when it comes to obfuscation,” said an anonymous member of the Alphabay support staff. Although the darknet marketplaces tend to get negative press, the reality is that many of them bend over backwards for their customers; at least until they (some of them) exit ...

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