January 19, 2022

Darknet market link provider claims its Bitcoin donors’ accounts were frozen

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The administrator of dark.fail, a website providing verified links to darknet markets, claims that exchanges are unfairly closing accounts donating Bitcoin to the service after implementing a Chainalysis transaction flagging system.

The admin alleged in a tweet that two donors of Bitcoin to the website had their accounts blocked by exchanges that recently implemented Chainalysis’ new KYT — or Know Your Transaction — blockchain monitoring service.

WARNING: Two of my donors report that their exchanges blocked their accounts after they donated Bitcoin to me. I am a journalist! I do not commit crimes.

Last year I voiced strong opposition to blockchain analysis. My donation address was flagged in return. This is pure evil. https://t.co/EzZK7sa5Lg

— dark.fail (@DarkDotFail) February 9, 2021

The admin believes there is a connection between the account closures and its staunch and vocal criticism of Chainalysis, however the accounts may simply have been flagged automatically due to links to the darknet. While the site can be viewed as a gateway to the darknet, dark.fail’s Twitter bio classifies the account as an: “Anonymous journalist researching Tor: the uncensoredTitle: Darknet market link provider claims its Bitcoin donors’ accounts were frozen
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/darknet-market-link-provider-claims-its-bitcoin-donors-accounts-were-frozen
Published Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 01:37:25 +0000