This time last year, the Feds shone a little light on the dark web, when they busted Silk Road andarrested its owner, Dread Pirate Roberts. Goods for sale on Silk Road ran the gamut from crack and smack to guns and porn, and its Bitcoin turnover was over $1billion.
They barely dented the surface, though. Illegal markets still flourish online, accessible by anonymising browsers like Tor, and dedicated dark search engines such as Grams, and powered by a range of digital, anonymous currencies.
Silk Road may be gone, but the Silk Road still continues. It's a splendidly silky blend of herbs, fruit and flowers, created by London's Timothy Carroll.
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