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The Rise, Fall, and Aftermath of Silk Road

Reading Time: 6 minutes Silk Road was the first big illicit dark web marketplace It was taken down by the FBI in October 2013 and $28.5 million worth of bitcoin seized Silk road has had a long-lasting negative impact on how Bitcoin is viewed worldwide When you hear the name Silk Road what do you think of? Often talked about as the Wild West of the internet and eBay “with added Vice”, it’s safe to say that Silk Road meant different things to different people. The illicit marketplace – founded back in February 2011 – made an underground cult hero out of founder Ross
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