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The Silk Road Saga: Who is “The Employee”? – Part I

The Silk Road was finally brought down by the feds after operating for almost three years.  Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts, was the kingpin of this multi-million-dollar online drug bazaar.  His recent October arrest was what ran the Silk Road’s illicit dealings aground, never to set sail again.  This story of hitmen and heroine, stings and busts, has ... Read More »

The Marketplace Beta Tester First Review

Was posted today on Themarketplace Reddit – As i said before, this is the one i find most intriguing, so we will keep following to see where its headed original post was here: http://www.reddit.com/r/themarketplace/comments/1pr382/reviewwalkthrough_of_the_marketplace_by_a_beta/ I embedded the images in post for easier reading. ====QUOTE===== Hey everyone! I was kindly granted beta access to the Marketplace to test it out, see ... Read More »

Silk Road tales and archives

I have no idea who created this,  but its one amazing work putting all the pieces together of the silk road timeline – You can bet its much better than the infographics:   In the archive you can find: You will find on this page information related to the Silk Road website and forum: Yet another timeline of Silk Road ... Read More »

Matt Cutts with a DPR costume

For those of you who know who this guy is,  Matt Cutts – the Head of Google webspam team – pretty much the person who decide about which sites you are going to meet when you search something in Google and which site will be buried forever, has chosen an interesting Halloween costume this year… Dread Pirate Roberts –  but ... Read More »

Is the Mexican Cartel After Metta-DPR ?

Right after the downfall the Project Black Flag, We could have guessed that we would see some angry customers – but it developed to what seemed like a retarded version of breaking bad as a black tar heroin dealer named “Pablo” posted on the “scam announcement thread” the following post: Asking to reveal Metta-DPR’s details, this followed by another thread ... Read More »

Project Black Flag Waves the White Flag

“Well mates, I’m saddened to say goodbye…” These were the first, last words from the founder of Project: Black Flag, MettaDPR.  Project: Black Flag, a deepweb online marketplace, was reminiscent of the drug bazaar, Silk Road.  At this time, Project: Black Flag has raised the white flag.  The new Dread Pirate Roberts has uttered, “Abandon ship.” However, in the act ... Read More »

Government Claims Crackdown On Tor: “We will catch you”

Since the seizure and demise of the deep web drug bazaar, Silk Road, federal law enforcement has made monumental claims, concerning their aims to crack down on ‘darknet’-based crime. Silk Road largely operated through a web browser, which was originally developed by US Naval Intelligence, called Tor. It is a program that conceals the identities of its users through bouncing ... Read More »

Arrests around the world related to Silk Road….So far

An interesting forum post on the Silk Road 2.0 forums (being set up as we speak) counting the arrests that happened so far that are related to silk road – you can read the original post here: https://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion.top/index.php?topic=1381.0 EDIT:  We Were just informed that this information was originated from here  http://www.gwern.net/Silk%20Road#safe and NOT from the silk road 2.0 forums only,  ... Read More »

Online competition for black market going strong

Within the past few weeks, illegal contraband sales have increased by over 700 percent, depending on the source. After notorious Silk Road was forced to close their doors by the U.S. government earlier this year, the other seven competitors realized an immediate surge in sales. Not a small market, Silk Road’s purported 12,000 users are being snapped up by Black ... Read More »

A Published Chapter From The Book “Drugs 2.0” On Gwern

And i quote: Well you can say that again,  the information there is outdated for sure as it was written a while back – way before the unexpected shutdown, and most of the info is well known to any long term traveler, but it still is a nice nostalgia and a good read. Read the whole chapter here: http://www.gwern.net/docs/sr/2013-power Read More »

How to Safely Host Your Own TOR Hidden Service

you have the knowledge and ability to host on a Linux Based system, that is a preferable alternative. However, the majority of users will have a Windows Based PC at their disposal or are more comfortable with Windows. There are plenty of complete Linux mainly Debian guides to this, but a complete Windows guide was not found. What You’ll Need: ... Read More »

DPR Art?

A Pretty idiotic article by Vice was making fun of some pretty nice pieces of artwork made by the alleged silk road mastermind Ross William Ulbricht  Aka.  Dread Pirate Roberts Aka DPR. Well, the article itself is not really worth reading – but the art is worth presenting – you can read the original article here if you really want ... Read More »