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Online black market operated as a Tor hidden service

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Silk Road (marketplace): Online black market operated as a Tor hidden service
Silk Road was an online black market and the first modern darknet market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs. As part of the dark web, it was operated as a Tor hidden service, such that online users were able to browse it anonymously and securely without potential traffic monitoring. The website was launched in February 2011; development had begun six months prior. Initially there were a limited number of new seller accounts available; new sellers had to purchase an account in an auction. Later, a fixed fee was charged for each new seller account.

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Thomas White: Self-taught computer mastermind behind 'Silk Road' illegal drugs website jailed

Thomas White took over site after FBI shut it down, and admitted money-laundering and making indecent images of children
Independent - Published

Liverpool 'drop-out' jailed for Silk Road dark web site

liverpool 'drop-out' jailed for silk road dark web site
Investigators believe Thomas White traded around £70m worth of goods online on his Silk Road site.
BBC News - Published

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