Dealers to Sell Drugs For Crypto in Korea

Nine criminals arrested; they were accepting DarkCoin (Dash) cryptocurrency
25 December 2018   924

The authorities of South Korea detained nine people accused of distributing drugs for cryptocurrency, Finance Magnates reports.

As prosecutors of central district of Seoul announced on Sunday, the alleged criminals were involved in the distribution of drugs in Darkweb, and even created a separate website for this. Over time, he began to attract more and more visitors. Between March and November, there were 636 people in their community. To date, the site has been closed. It is noted that this is the first such operation of the South Korean authorities in the darkweb.

The detainees are also accused of growing marijuana and selling homemade hashish. In addition, they ordered other psychoactive substances abroad and distributed them to local residents. The owner and developer of the site among other things charged with the use of marijuana.

For financial transactions, dealers used the DarkCoin cryptocurrency (note - obviously, they mean Dash, which received its current name in 2015). Now, the authorities intend to keep 100 million won ($ 88,700), received from the practice of illegal activities.

Earlier this year, British police confiscated at least 300 bitcoins worth about $ 1.7 million owned by drug dealers and money launderers who used cryptocurrency to conceal their activities. In the US, the problem is even more ambitious - in June, 35 people were detained, from whom a total of $ 20 million was withdrawn in cryptocurrencies.

Dash Team Member to Disappear With Money

Four month ago, MooCowMoo, masternode's admin, shut down its services and promised to return funds in week or two, still no luck
03 December 2019   320

The leading consultant of the Dash Core Group under the nickname MooCowMoo holds the money of investors and does not contact them, Bitcoinist writes.

On Sunday, a Dash forum user posted a message saying that on August 10, MooCowMoo masternode service clients received a notification that the service will shut down. The organizer of the service promised to return deposits to the source addresses of investors within a week or two, "as far as time permits." However, customers claim that they did not receive the assets after four months.

Another user joined the discussion and stated that they had not received any messages from MooCowMoo either since September.

Also might be worth involving the Dash core group as this reflects really badly on Dash, particularly as he was a prominent member of the team.
 

Scombo 

User, Dash Forum

The response was quit simple.

there is power in numbers.
 

tungfa

Dash Core Group

The identity of MooCowMoo remains unknown. According to the archived version of the dash.org website, a previously anonymous consultant was presented in a section with information about individuals whose work is related to ensuring the operational activities of the project. After the website was redesigned, information about it was not re-added.

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Dash is currently the 22nd largest crypto asset.