Most users believe that the criminal community prefers to use Bitcoin to obtain illegal gains. In fact, when performing operations on the Darknet, other cryptocurrencies, which provide a higher level of anonymity, are becoming increasingly popular.
Darknet trading platforms offer buyers all kinds of goods banned by laws (narcotics, weapons, and much more). A few years ago, all this was really sold for “digital gold”. However, the technical capabilities of law enforcement agencies today allow monitoring of BTC transactions, and criminals were forced to look for other, more anonymous ways of obtaining funds.
This was also facilitated by the appearance of new altcoins, which ensure the privacy of network users. The most popular ones are such coins as Zcash, Ethereum, Monero and Dash. Moreover, part of the Darknet trading platforms refuses to accept payment in Bitcoin, since such operations can be monitored by law enforcement agencies. Virus-extortionists also began to refuse Bitcoin while attacking users’ computers for the purpose of redemption.