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 billboard demanding for the release of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will reside in Times Square for several months.
Times Square Billboard Calls for Release of Silk Road Founder
Samuel Haig
2020-05-22T01:58:00+01:00
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Why is Bitcoin popular among cybercriminals, and what is the future of cryptocurrencies in the darknet?
On the Darknet Side: The Role of Crypto as a Means of Exchange
Elena Perez
2020-05-02T07:45:00+01:00
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New York regulator that issues BitLicences adds a Silk Road investigator to its legal counsel.
New York Crypto Regulator Adds Silk Road Investigator as General Counsel
Michael Kapilkov
2020-04-28T17:40:00+01:00
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Coronavirus-infected blood is allegedly up for sale on the darknet.
Criminals Are Selling COVID-19 Infected Blood on the Darknet
Michael Kapilkov
2020-04-15T22:33:00+01:00
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A 61-year-old who sold oxycodone on the Silk Road in 2012 has had his request for a compassionate release amid the COVID-19 pandemic rejected.
61-Year-Old Silk Road Vendor to Stay in Prison Despite COVID-19
Samuel Haig
2020-04-14T11:16:00+01:00
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A former Silk Road vendor is seeking compassionate relief citing fears that the facility in which he is serving his sentence will host an aggressive COVID-19 ou...
Silk Road Vendor Seeks Release From Jail Fearing COVID-19 Outbreak
Samuel Haig
2020-04-09T13:27:00+01:00
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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht turns 36 today, spending his seventh birthday in a row in jail.
Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Spends Seventh Birthday in a Row in Jail
Cointelegraph
2020-03-27T23:30:00+00:00
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A petition asking for Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht’s release has gathered over 275,00 signatures.
Online Petition Asking for Ross Ulbricht’s Release Gathers 275K Signatures
Felipe Erazo
2020-03-23T20:40:00+00:00
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