The Silk Road saga gets more airtime on the latest CBS News documentary
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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The charges are reminiscent of events that took place during the "Silk Road" saga.6881
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A billboard demanding for the release of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will reside in Times Square for several months.9726
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New York regulator that issues BitLicences adds a Silk Road investigator to its legal counsel.4377
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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.2062
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 outbreak.1054
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht turns 36 today, spending his seventh birthday in a row in jail.7432
A petition asking for Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht’s release has gathered over 275,00 signatures.3983
The senior adviser to Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht had pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in a Manhattan Federal Court.3259