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Wangjaat February 28,2017 The online drug market will be difficult for law enforcement to stop. At the same time, the Silk Road servers must have been a gold mine of information. I believe some of the hacks the FBI has used, came from those servers. I wonder how much of Silk Road chat amongst users was unencrypted? I imagine the users put a lot of trust into servers not getting seized or were just lazy & didn't bother with internal encryption.
thornerat March 05,2017 The most striking part of this video (for me at least) was the guy that said he felt safer consuming things bought off the silk road rather than the grocery store. Even with the "accountability system" of reviews, I think this is a ridiculous statement. It does bring in an element of the sharing economy...I am a fairly frequent user of air bnb and they basically run off of customer and host reviews. Even so, I don't think that the dark net method of buying and selling drugs makes drugs any safer. They are illicit for a reason. As for the police strategy, I thought this was a fairly good idea considering the previous black market videos I watched already didn't mention this, but I can't see it being extremely effective considering the volume of buyers and sellers. However, I guess when you can't trace who is buying and selling, you have to affect their reputation in whatever way you can.
jahmadat March 26,2017 With cryptocurrency and silk road type marketplaces in existence doing illegal acts over the internet becomes quite easy, as nothing can be traced. I find it funny though that it is similar to ebay where you leave reviews and feedback for the seller. I think like anything there is always the good and bad, it is difficult to completely get rid of the evil actors as people will always take advantage of a situation if given the chance to make money.
echukalovat March 30,2017 I'm not surprised that criminals find different means to sell drugs, other than the street corner. Apparently, Silk road provides anonymous market and allows the seller to build reputation, same as eBay. With the digital currency and Bitcoins, it makes it very difficult for Law enforcement to track these drug dealers. To a point, I do agree with the comment that it might be "safer" for the "consumer" to buy drugs from Silk road, as far as the transaction goes. I'm amazed how people have the courage to approach a shady looking person on the street corner, who is probably carrying a gun, and ask to buy drugs in person. Anything could happen, including getting mugged or killed in the process.
shubhraguptaat April 02,2017 After knowing about the black market and the Silk Road, this is very clear that how easy it is for people to buy drugs and deny it later on for any evidence. Computer forensic new technologies will be able to catch them as they progresses. There should be strict enforcement rules for those who do trading through these routes. It is no doubt for drug users and suppliers to trade through internet so easily.