Silk Road News

The Silk Road was a darknet market best known as a platform for selling illegal goods. It operated as a Tor hidden service to exclude traffic monitoring, which was convenient for criminals to deliver their services through the network. Silk Road was launched in February 2011 and already had 10,000 products for sale 70% of which were drugs by March 2013.

Although there were a lot of illegal products on the site, there were also restrictions: child pornography, stolen credit cards, assassinations, and weapons of any type were banned for sale and exchange. The site provided some legal goods as well, such as apparel, art, books, cigarettes, erotica, jewelry, and writing services.  

The Silk Road was shut down in October 2013 by the FBI, whose agents also arrested Ross William Ulbricht, the founder of the system. There were two attempts to recreate the Silk Road, but both of them have been unsuccessful. The latest news on the Silk Road promises no further attempts.

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A crypto-funded TV comedy series intends on releasing a full episode as an NFT.
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2021-03-24T05:13:49+00:00
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Anonymous sources claim that President Trump is sympathetic to the Free Ross campaign and is considering clemency for the Silk Road founder.
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2020-12-16T05:55:54+00:00
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The film will reportedly focus on what led to Ross Ulbricht’s arrest as the founder of the darknet marketplace.
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2020-12-10T01:47:41+00:00
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The Silk Road saga gets more airtime on the latest CBS News documentary
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Martin Young
2020-11-11T02:56:45+00:00
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2020-11-06T20:35:20+00:00
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The move follows widespread crackdowns by the DoJ on crypto.
Justice Department seizes $1 billion in recently moved Silk Road crypto
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2020-11-05T17:31:10+00:00
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CipherTrace speculated that the anonymous user made the transactions “to stay up to date with the Bitcoin network,” but it may have been hacked.
$1B of Bitcoin from Silk Road wallet moves for first time since 2015
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2020-11-04T02:10:26+00:00
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The charges are reminiscent of events that took place during the "Silk Road" saga.
Crooked police chief sentenced to 8 years for dark web shenanigans
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2020-09-22T19:03:24+01:00
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