A community for discussion of the history of & research on the now-defunct darknet markets Silk Road 1 & 2, and topics such as arrests of their users, Ross Ulbricht's legal case, the status of Blake Benthall, privacy etc. Post non-SR reviews, crypto or anonymity, or specific site questions to their respective subreddits. Noobs please check out our FAQ/sidebar before posting, as well as /DarkNetMarketsNOOBS. Attempts to purchase or or offer for sale product is *strictly* forbidden.
Darknet Vendor and Pharmacist Charged With $270 Million Bitcoin Drug Trade
A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has charged two Costa Rican residents for illegally selling opioids on the darknet. Originally from the United States, David Brian Pate is a darknet vendor who along with Costa Rican pharmacist Jose Luis Hou sold drugs worth 23,903 Bitcoin (BTC) — approximately $270 million — to […]
US Law Enforcement Is Watching for Bitcoin Drug Purchases on Darknet
Seven years ago, agents from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation busted into a San Francisco Public Library to arrest Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the Silk Road. Launched in 2011, the Silk Road was the first modern darknet market where anonymous users could purchase illicit drugs, weapons and other illegal goods using Bitcoin […]
US authorities charge DropBit CEO for allegedly laundering $311M in bitcoin. Harmon is accused of selling illicit drugs via darknet marketplace AlphaBay, which federal authorities shut down in 2017. The marketplace was a “major” source of Fentanyl and Heroin and was linked to overdose deaths.
What is there to do on the Darknet, if I don't do drugs or bitcoin?
I love the idea of an encrypted internet where free speech is actually important, but at the same time... all I ever hear about from the darkweb is drugs and bitcoin. I don't judge people who are into that, but personally, I don't really want to invest in either of those things on the darkweb. Are there any good media sites, or social networks, or forums that I should know about? What are people doing with all this freedom? Is it all just a big ebay for contraband and pedos? I would find that hard to believe. There has to be something that I haven't heard about yet. I would go check it out myself, but so far I haven't seen anything that motivates me to go to the trouble to download a darknet browser. If I did, how would I navigate a network without a search engine? Even in the BBS days we had gopher. What does the darkweb have?
It is not the downside of bitcoin and darknet, but it is where we clearly see the darkness in humanity. The solution is however not more control or more war-on-drugs. It is love and freedom. Most people will not buy guns on darknet just because they could, most people feel that they don’t need one. Anyway, if you do, that is when you commit the crime. If you buy or trade something illegal ... He sold the drugs on various darknet markets including the famous SilkRoad and Alphabay in exchange for Bitcoin payments. To deliver his drugs to the customers, Pate sent bulk shipments from Costa Rica along with a list of customers and their order details to his partner re-shippers in the U.S. The re-shippers then created smaller packages and ... Among darknet buyers, over 25% of those who purchased drugs from a DNM in the last year were doing so for the first time. MDMA, LSD, and cannabis were the most popular drugs bought on the darknet ... Bitcoin, of course, first became popular as an ‘anonymous’ way to buy drugs on the darknet – a network of untraceable, hidden websites accessed using software like TOR or I2P. Estimates on the proportion of Bitcoin used as payment on the darknet range from less than 1% up to 10%. The apprehended personnel had engaged in selling of drugs on a variety of darknet market places. The drugs were on sale on AlphaBay, DeepSea, and Empire. These sites were some of the darkest market places listed by the DOJ that have since shut down. Data from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis elaborates that nearly $4M worth of Bitcoin accounts for darknet markets during the past week alone ...
dark web drug vendor pleads guilty after feds traced his bitcoin transactions. Gal Vallerius, a 36-year-old French national pleaded guilty this week in the US of selling narcotics on the Dark Web ... We may have more to learn from the "dark net" than expected? What about pure supply and demand, safer illegal trade or innovative customer service? Dr James ... Bitcoin is the preferred form of payments on the Dark Web. After this lecture you should understand why. in this video i will show you how to purchase bitcoins remember We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not Forget. EXPECT US! The "Anonymous Bitcoin" Book, by Kristov Atlas http://anonymousbitcoinbook.com Download Bitcoin-Qt for Linux (tgz): https://bitcoin.org/en/download Tails Lin...