The King is Dead, Long Live Decentralized Markets?

On May 7th, 2019 The dark web news site, Deep Dot Web, had its website seized and administrators arrested through a coordinated effort with the U.S. FBI and European law enforcement agencies via Europol. The U.S. has charged the two with money laundering conspiracy due to the millions in dollars they received as “kickbacks” for affiliate marketing links to marketplaces selling illicit goods.

In this post, we will look at the takedown of Deep Dot Web, the potential rise of decentralized marketplaces, and the threat they pose to your information security. We will also discuss the impact decentralized marketplaces will have on the development of breach management processes and the necessity of automation when monitoring a decentralized market structure.