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German Cops Bust Dude Who Bought Weed on Silk Road Years Ago

The law catches up with one buyer.


You Can Now Download a Copy of Pretty Much Every Dark Web Market Ever Made

A researcher has put together a massive archive of 52GB of data from 80 darknet marketplaces.


This Researcher Is Tallying All the Arrests From Dark Web Markets

He's at around 300 and counting—but that might be pretty low, all things considered.


Did One of the Silk Road's Successors Just Commit the Perfect Bitcoin Scam?

Nearly a month before Sheep Marketplace shut down, its alleged creator was doxed.