Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds
While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Ross Ulbricht Defense Fund Makes Juicy Target for Hackers
According to Free Ross, the hacker didn't manage to pinch any funds, though.
Someone Accessed Silk Road Operator’s Account While Ross Ulbricht Was in Jail
Six weeks after Ross Ulbricht was arrested for running the Silk Road drug market, someone logged in as 'Dread Pirate Roberts.'
New Details Suggest Rogue Government Agent Deleted Evidence in Silk Road Case
An unknown agent known only as ‘notwonderful’ appears to have been selling information about the Silk Road investigation back to the website’s operator.
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Court Rules to Extradite Suspected Silk Road Admin From Ireland to the US
An Irish judge has ruled on the extradition of Gary Davis, suspected of being Silk Road staffer Libertas.
How to Make a Play About Technology as Human as Possible
'Darknet' opens this week at London's Southwark Playhouse. Playwright Rose Lewenstein and director Russell Bender discuss their creative process.
The Unique Hell of Loving Someone in Jail
Thousands of men are incarcerated in prisons all over the world, marking an end to their freedom—sometimes permanently. For their mothers, daughters, and partners, the sentence marks the beginning of a painful struggle.
Pro-Tip: If You're a Suspected Dark Web Drug Dealer, Don't Trademark Your #Brand
David Ryan Burchard was charged, in part, because he allegedly tried to trademark "caliconnect," his supposed dark web dealer username.
The Secret Life of a Silk Road 2.0 Mastermind
“At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people.”
Ross Ulbricht's Family Is Exhibiting His Prison Art to Fundraise for His Appeal
The new website launched on Tuesday.
Ross Ulbricht Appeals Silk Road Conviction, Omits Theory That FBI Hacked Servers
The biggest and weirdest question left in the Silk Road story is probably never going to get answered.
Arrests, Attacks, and Increasing Recognition: 2015 on the Dark Web
Criminals were caught and marketplaces disappeared, but 2015 also saw some appreciation of legitimate uses for Tor.