• Darknet market Jokers Stash closes
    Bitcoin,  Regulation

    Major darknet market closing as founder walks away a Bitcoin billionaire

    According to blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, the founder of Joker’s Stash earned at least 60,000 Bitcoin worth $2.8 billion helping hackers sell stolen credit card data

    Elliptic said a downturn in sales volume may be the reason why the Joker’s Stash announced that it would cease its activity. That, or the founder simply made so much money that it’s no longer worth the risk.