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WTF? The Silk Road 2.0 / DPR2 Farce Explained

Update 2#: Must Read – The Silk Road Tale And Psy-Ops! Update 1#: Another great summary of the events here (This is a continue from our previous report about a possible security breach in SR2) So, lets go from the end-to the beginning, DPR is most likely NOT compromised but lurking on the forums  most likely due to hes real ... Read More »

Sum up: The Arrest of Silk Road Admins/Mods SSBD, Libertas & Inigo

Update: Warning – Sr2.0 & DPR might be compromised! As we have already reported about the arrest of Inigo yesterday we can now confirm (yes, a bit too late as i was offline today) the arrests of the two other silk road admins / forum moderators samesamebutdifferent (SSBD) & Libertas, The confirmations were received from various sources such as an official ... Read More »

So Whats going on with all these DDOS Attacks?

Update:  Tor market Databse leaked by Dread Pirate Roberts Seems that for the past week all the darknet markets have been under a massive DDOS attacks,  crippling all their services ,  this seems to affecting almost all the TOR marketplaces – There are some big question behind these recent attacks: Is this a war between the new markets?  (been suggested ... Read More »

A Dread Pirate Christmas

A guest post from Raoul Duke – the future editor of the Silk Road Courier: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Even for the community of Silk Road (the underground marketplace made famous mostly for the wide array of narcotics, which are listed ‘Ebay style’ and available for home delivery). But contrary to images you may have been ... Read More »

The Future of Cyberspace Anonymity

In its simplest concept, anonymity is a form of protection from the possibility of retribution or retaliation.  While major government powers and corporations see anonymity as a threat (often arguing that anonymity only serves to protect criminals), it has shielded political activists, journalists, and even investigators.  Anonymity is a tool –a tool that can be utilized for both wholesome and ... Read More »

Uncle Scam: Czech Owner of Sheep Marketplace Working With the FBI?

Who benefited from one of the largest bitcoin heists in history?  ‘Benefit’ is an interesting word – simply because a benefit doesn’t necessarily mean a payoff in the form of currency.  Perhaps, the payoff can come in the form of a successful operation, a mission accomplished. Let us go on an adventure into an intriguing theory, based off what recent ... Read More »

SheepMarketplace Owner Planning a Second Scam?

The former Sheep Marketplace moderator “TheSheppard”  Made a post on the SR 2.0 Forums stating he had nothing to do with the scam and revealing that he have some inside info about the Sheep Marketplace owner Running a Second Marketplace  and planning to run another scam, that of course if he is not the person who was Doxxed yesterday because ... Read More »

Sheep Marketplace Owner just Got Doxxed?!

Update:  Yes. Its very likely that he has been Doxxed… and hes identity is already known to the FBI – Read the details Here –  Was Originally posted by Gwern (Gwern.net) On Sr2 forums. Following the sheep marketplace scam – Is the owner of sheep Marketplace just got Doxxed?! – we have copied the post on reddit just a second ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency Crunch: World Regulators To Control All Digital Currency?

At the time that these words are flowing from this keyboard, the bitcoin (BTC) has hit $839.48.  Simply put, the BTC is perhaps one of the most volatile investments known to man.  In the last few weeks, we have seen the good, winning-lottery-ticket-kind of volatility, but in the coming weeks, it could be bad, taking-prozac-because-I-just-lost-the-kids-college-tuition-fund-kind of volatility.  That said, the ... Read More »

Point For Safe Shipping

An interesting thread that was posted on reddit today:  http://www.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1rhq7z/safe_shippingwhat_is_it/ Following a great AMA thread with a postal worker: http://www.reddit.com/r/reloaded/comments/1rdgb0?sort=hot I would take these adivices with a grain of Salt but its a great sum up of the information thats been floating around this topic on the forums: ===== This is based off extensive research of FBI, DEA and Customs ... Read More »

Tutorial: Buying Bitcoins With Paypal & Credit Cards!

This is one of the most asked questions: “how can i buy bitcoins using credit cards or paypal”?  and whats the easiest way to do that? so we have created a very simple tutorial to explain just that – just follow the instructions on the images and you can have them in 2 minutes. We have also added a sidebar ... Read More »

N.Y Times: Study Suggests Link Between Dread Pirate Roberts and Satoshi Nakamoto

From the Article: Two Israeli computer scientists say they may have uncovered a puzzling financial link between Ross William Ulbricht, the recently arrested operator of the Internet black market known as the Silk Road, and the secretive inventor of bitcoin, the anonymous online currency, used to make Silk Road purchases. Dorit Ron, a computer scientist at the Weizmann Institute, and ... Read More »

Don of the Dark Net: DPR’s Attempted Contract Murder of 6 People

Even more information has come to light about Ross Ulbricht’s dirty dealings, while running Silk Road.  Already known was one contract-hit attempt against ‘The Employee’ Curtis Green; however, investigators have uncovered evidence suggesting that Dread Pirate Roberts had attempted to kill 5 others in order to tie off loose ends and silence a blackmailer. According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, ... Read More »

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 »