Silk Road

tech-power

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.
Joseph Cox
5.30.19
Silk Road

Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps. Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role in running a huge dark web drug marketplace.
Joseph Cox
4.12.19
Drugs

How It Feels to Discover Your Son Was the Secret Founder of Silk Road

Ross Ulbricht is serving a life sentence for creating the world's first online drug marketplace. We spoke to his mom Lyn about their journey.
Samantha Elliott
3.25.19
Opioids

More Canadians Are Facing Jail in the US for Dealing Fentanyl on the Dark Web

A Calgary man faces at least ten years in prison for shipping fentanyl and other drugs across the border disguised as kids’ toys and Pez-like candy.
Rachel Browne
2.25.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

China's new highway could make or break this poor European country

China’s One Belt One Road is designed to reconnect places along China’s ancient silk road trade route — and far beyond.
Steven Bartus
6.5.18
cryptocurrency

Criminals are racing to cash out their bitcoin. Here's how they're doing it.

It’s getting harder for the people who drove cryptocurrency’s initial value to reap the rewards.
David Gilbert
3.19.18
Silk Road

The Supreme Court is Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht’s last hope

Lawyers for "Dread Pirate Roberts" will challenge the reach of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age
Keegan Hamilton
12.29.17
dark web

Alleged Dark Web Kingpin Doxed Himself With His Personal Hotmail Address

Feds say alleged AlphaBay operator Alexandre Cazes welcomed users to the dark web drug market with a message that included the email address "Pimp_Alex_91@hotmail.com."
Joseph Cox
7.20.17
War on Drugs

Uh-oh, Jeff Sessions found out about the dark web

The U.S. attorney general has found what he considers a new target: the dark web.
David Gilbert
7.20.17
hackers

Ross Ulbricht Defense Fund Makes Juicy Target for Hackers

According to Free Ross, the hacker didn't manage to pinch any funds, though.
Joseph Cox
1.9.17
fruit

Melons Are Uzbekistan's Favorite Road Trip Snack

Across the Central Asian nation, melons are stacked high by the roadside in amber, mustard yellow, and bright green. The ideal food when driving in desert heat.
Eleanor Ross
1.9.17
Drugs

A Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer

I watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.
Jake Hanrahan
1.4.17
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