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Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies

Member Statements Chairman Thomas R. Carper D (DE) Download Statement (34.1 KB) Witnesses Panel I Jennifer Shasky Calvery Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network U.S. Department of the Treasury Download Testimony (393.6 KB) Mythili Raman Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division U.S. Department of Justice Download Testimony (68.3 KB) Edward W. Lowery III Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigative Division U.S. Secret ... Read More »

Press Release: Family of alleged Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Launches Legal Defense Fund

A press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defense Fund Launched for Ross Ulbricht, Accused Silk Road Marketplace Operator New York, NY, November 20, 2013 – The family of the man accused by the US government of operating the Silk Road online marketplace has launched a fund for donations to their son’s legal defense. Ross Ulbricht, 29, was arrested on October 1st ... Read More »

Silk Road 1.0 Buyer? Help a Drug Research.

Was posted on reddit today: Hi, Reddit. We are seeking people who have previously used Silk Road to purchase drugs to participate in our study of online drug access. Here’s a good article explaining what we are about We’re from the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University in Australia. Here’s our plain language statement describing the research, but if you’re ... Read More »

How Fall of online drug bazaar Silk Road Began?

A Great Article posted at the Baltimoresun: As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar — a major cocaine dealer, perhaps. Message boards on Silk Road — the world’s most popular online drug market — had been buzzing about the sale ... Read More »

Get Ready To Silk Road’s…. Newspaper?!

Every time we think that we have seen just about everything we find another surprise, this time at the form of a plan to create a newspaper to report whats new on the silk road, a user under the name of ” Raoul Duke ” posted the following:   The idea, which is not bad i must say, seems to have ... Read More »

Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole: Is the Currency Truly Anonymous?

Researchers have asked a very important question about the bitcoin, a question that has spurred the unregulated currency’s popularity, as well as its controversy: is bitcoin anonymous, or can it be tracked? The conclusion they found: yes. One of the major reasons why this has become such an important question in recent months is because of how many comparatively large ... Read More »

Russian Hidden Marketplace Is Thriving

Are you from russia and looking for a domestic order? Look no further!  as it was reported a few days ago on some blog, there is a thriving Russian marketplace at this called RAMP: Russian Anonymous MarketPlace  and you can find it in this URL: https://ramp2bombkadwvgz.onion.market There is also report that this marketplace is now also accepting litecoins! This site ... Read More »

PGP Tutorial For Newbs (Gpg4Win)

 Tutorial for Gpg4Win using Kleopatra can be found here. We found a great tutorial posted on reddit today about how to stay safe and use PGP. The link to the original article is this: http://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/1qdzl8/guide_pgp_4_n00bz/ All the credit for the tutorial goes out to this reddit user:  BenZoThr0w –  http://www.reddit.com/user/BenZoThr0w All we did is to embed the images inside the tutorial ... Read More »

Darknet Distrust: The Reaction To SR 2.0 In Competing Marketplaces?

Since the October takedown of the first Silk Road, the illicit sector of the Tor network has been scrambling to cope with the recent changes in darknet superpowers.  Like a child blowing on an anthill, the feds seemed to have whipped the community into a fearful frenzy.  Causing even more anxiety is the focused, scorching magnifying glass on a few, ... Read More »

Good Idea, the Next Freedom Hosting, Or…? You decide.

Posted on reddit not long ago:   http://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/1q61bp/bad_wolf_marketplace_customizable_vendor_stores/ And we will be following. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 We are proud to announce our upcoming vendor marketplace – Bad Wolf Marketplace As with all of the other new markets that seem to be sprouting up every other week, we also have a few selling points to make. Each vendor get’s ... Read More »

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

While the first Silk Road was still in operation, its illicit dealings brought about more crime than just the sale of drugs.  In fact, on one occasion, the leader of Silk Road, Dread Pirate Roberts, paid for the torturing and assassination of one of their own –“The Employee”.  In the first part of this series, the usernames of this individual ... Read More »

Now Its Official: Curtis Clark Green Is Flush / ChronicPain

As we have mentioned before in the Silk Road Tales and Archives and later expanded in our post The Silk Road Saga: Who is “The Employee”? – Part I ,  Now its official – that the Employee from the Maryland indictment is in fact , Curtis Clark Green who was and admin on the silk road site, as it was ... Read More »

Homeland Security: Statement On The Launch Of The Silk Road 2.0

Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the launch of the Silk Road 2.0: “This new website – launched barely a month after Federal agents shut down the original Silk Road — underscores the inescapable reality that technology is dynamic and ever-evolving and that government policy needs ... Read More »

Black Markets Warning: Serious Health Issue – Fake/Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals Being Sold!

As was posted in more than one reddit thread:  “by degenerate vendors – fake Adderall (Pink AD 30 Shire knockoff), fake percocet (Endo 10mg knockoff), fake hydrocodone (Watson 853 yellow knockoff)”   Readdit post: “Current vendor names: meandmypills, unknownseller, pepperidgefarm, Pharmington Rex, Cimicon, And any other selling the same pills. They are indeed scammers selling fake pills. They have accounts ... Read More »