Silk Road: the Amazon of Mind-Altering Drugs


Mon, Jul 4th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Silk Road is a rather unusual website: it sells drugs and it does so online. As this article on explains:

Silk Road, a digital black market that sits just below most internet users' purview, does resemble something from a cyberpunk novel. Through a combination of anonymity technology and a sophisticated user-feedback system, Silk Road makes buying and selling illegal drugs as easy as buying used electronics -- and seemingly as safe. It's Amazon -- if Amazon sold mind-altering chemicals.

The cool thing about Silk Road is the availability of unusual things like mescaline or peyote, which is something that you just don't find much of unless you live in the South West.

To access Silk Road, you will need the TOR Network Anonymizer (or the above link will simply not work) and to be able to pay in Bitcoins.



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