Regardless of the growing diversity of cryptocurrency assets, cybercriminals still prefer bitcoin. The currency of the dark web enterprises remains virtual and an estimated USD 1 billion has been spent on the dark web this year alone. Bitcoin remains the most frequently used currency, believed to be a consequence of familiarity within the customer base.
Practically, Monero that is also actively used in Darkweb Apart from trading illegal goods for Monero, criminals tend to use this coin for hidden mining. The techniques applied by criminals, exploit a victim’s processing power without their permission to mine cryptocurrencies.