Yes ladies and gents. The FBI have ‘seized’ the Silk Road. Allegedly arresting the operator at a public library and also seizing his bit coins.
Now, the real question. How long before it’s back up and operating? I give it about 48 hours.
I’m sure America as a whole also feels safer now.
Safe in the knowledge the people who wanted drugs, could safely buy drugs, anonymously, getting them delivered to their home addresses, can no longer do that.
All these people now need to do to get a fix is , find an unknown drug dealer, with possible firearms, offering high and more potent drugs, worrying about the purity of the substances, getting them on the streets in the desolate parts of town.
Thanks again FBI.
@earthfirewater, I’m worried enough buying marijuana seeds online. So I never ventured into silkroad. But when I read that today I became deflated a little knowing these fuckers always shut that kind of thing down. All in due time. Just legalize already and treat people with the profits. Time for real change in the drug game around the world.
It’s a sad thing to see, but I am definitely confident it will be restored or replaced shortly. Hopefully its publicity will be reduced as a result of this and it can continue to thrive.
I just hate to think of all of the credentials that had been previously established between buyers and sellers now being returned to a baseline…such a shame.
just found out about this today. the beauty of this was that psych’s are so hard to find, but this made it easy. and the review system, much like amazon, helped give suppliers an incentive to sell a good product. personally I am interested in psychedelics, but I really don’t hang out with anyone in the psych/stoner/hippie scene. now we’re back to “who you know” again, who may or may not be selling you anything worth what they say. son of a bitch.
“Now, my goals have shifted. I want to use economic theory as a means to abolish the use of coercion and aggression amongst mankind. Just as slavery has been abolished most everywhere, I believe violence, coercion and all forms of force by one person over another can come to an end. The most widespread and systemic use of force is amongst institutions and governments, so this is my current point of effort. The best way to change a government is to change the minds of the governed, however. To that end, I am creating an economic simulation to give people a first-hand experience of what it would be like to live in a world without the systemic use of force.” – Ross Ulbricht
A shame… so shortly following that other marketplace (Atlantis was it?). There are still a few more sites lingering around the deep web if you look, though. blackmarketreloaded looked relatively legitimate last I saw (unless that’s also down).