Darknet bitcoin activities have doubled in 2018 despite price drop

The crypto winter did not drive darknet users away from using bitcoin for payments, Reuters reports. According to a study put together by Chainalysis, the use of the cryptocurrency doubled throughout 2018 and has reached an average of $2 million daily.

“For someone who wants to buy something on a dark marketplace, the fact that bitcoin price is fluctuating doesn’t really matter,” said Kim Grauer, senior economist at Chainalysis.

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