Silk-Road (Link Bibliography)

“Silk-Road” links:

  1. https://www.wired.com/2011/06/silkroad-2/

  2. ⁠, Nicolas Christin (2013-05-13):

    We perform a comprehensive measurement analysis of Silk Road, an anonymous, international online marketplace that operates as a Tor hidden service and uses as its exchange currency. We gather and analyze data over eight months between the end of 2011 and 2012, including daily crawls of the marketplace for nearly six months in 2012. We obtain a detailed picture of the type of goods sold on Silk Road, and of the revenues made both by sellers and Silk Road operators.

    Through examining over 24,400 separate items sold on the site, we show that Silk Road is overwhelmingly used as a market for controlled substances and narcotics, and that most items sold are available for less than three weeks. The majority of sellers disappears within roughly three months of their arrival, but a core of 112 sellers has been present throughout our measurement interval. We evaluate the total revenue made by all sellers, from public listings, to slightly over USD 1.2 million per month; this corresponds to about USD 92,000 per month in commissions for the Silk Road operators. We further show that the marketplace has been operating steadily, with daily sales and number of sellers overall increasing over our measurement interval.

    We discuss economic and policy implications of our analysis and results, including ethical considerations for future research in this area.

    [Keywords: online crime, anonymity, electronic commerce]

  3. ⁠, Kyle Soska, Nicolas Christin (2015-08):

    February 2011 saw the emergence of Silk Road, the first successful online anonymous marketplace, in which buyers and sellers could transact with anonymity properties far superior to those available in alternative online or offline means of commerce. Business on Silk Road, primarily involving narcotics trafficking, rapidly boomed, and competitors emerged. At the same time, law enforcement did not sit idle, and eventually managed to shut down Silk Road in October 2013 and arrest its operator. Far from causing the demise of this novel form of commerce, the Silk Road take-down spawned an entire, dynamic, online anonymous marketplace ecosystem, which has continued to evolve to this day. This paper presents a long-term measurement analysis of a large portion of this online anonymous marketplace ecosystem, including 16 different marketplaces, over more than two years (2013–2015). By using long-term measurements, and combining our own data collection with publicly available previous efforts, we offer a detailed understanding of the growth of the online anonymous marketplace ecosystem. We are able to document the evolution of the types of goods being sold, and assess the effect (or lack thereof) of adversarial events, such as law enforcement operations or large-scale frauds, on the overall size of the economy. We also provide insights into how vendors are diversifying and replicating across marketplaces, and how vendor security practices (eg., PGP adoption) are evolving. These different aspects help us understand how traditional, physical-world criminal activities are developing an online presence, in the same manner traditional commerce diversified online in the 1990s.

  4. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2013/11/18/ice-statement-record-senate-committee-homeland-security-and-governmental-affairs

  5. http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=82952.0;all

  6. http://blockchain.info/address/1HQ3Go3ggs8pFnXuHVHRytPCq5fGG8Hbhx

  7. http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~mccoy/papers/imc13.pdf

  8. http://5onwnspjvuk7cwvk.onion/

  9. https://5onwnspjvuk7cwvk.tor2web.org/

  10. https://old.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/inrbo/iama_seller_on_the_illegal_anonymous_marketplace/c25bb3s

  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20131211213827/http://weirderweb.com/2013/02/01/black-market-reloaded-grew-more-than-16000-new-registrations-in-january-and-has-more-publicly-available-items-than-silk-road/

  12. https://web.archive.org/web/20131209175449/http://weirderweb.com/2013/06/10/black-market-reloaded-is-2-years-old-today/

  13. http://atlantisrky4es5q.tor2web.org/about

  14. https://web.archive.org/web/20131209175116/http://weirderweb.com/2013/06/13/atlantis-wasnt-built-in-a-day-520800-in-sales-and-counting/

  15. http://cryptosource.org/atlantis-online-drug-black-market-shuts-its-doors/

  16. 253456456-silk-road-exhibits-gx-241.pdf

  17. https://old.reddit.com/r/SheepMarketplace/comments/1rpy1t/i_was_wrong_it_is_a_scam_proof_inside/

  18. http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?topic=4925.0

  19. https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1EiVHZnDVjFH6Tic1YmWUSfYmVUnUZdnMU

  20. https://old.reddit.com/r/SheepMarketplace/comments/1rvlft/i_just_chased_him_through_a_bitcoin_tumbler_and/

  21. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1fyqh2/found_this_curious_bit_of_info/

  22. https://old.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1qaewa/deepbay_marketplace_owner_steals_sites_bitcoins/

  23. https://web.archive.org/web/20131209180352/http://weirderweb.com/2013/02/26/russia-just-banned-erowid-but-russias-version-of-silk-road-is-growing-fast/

  24. http://www.wired.com/2014/11/oldest-drug-market-is-russian/

  25. http://www.wired.com/2014/12/interview-darkside-russias-favorite-dark-web-drug-lord/

  26. https://web.archive.org/web/20160705162724/https://blog.mozilla.org/gen/2007/02/27/the-cost-of-monoculture/

  27. https://web.archive.org/web/20161006204045/https://blog.mozilla.org/gen/2007/09/21/update-on-the-cost-of-monoculture-in-korea/

  28. http://www.weidai.com

  29. https://www.amazon.com/Cypherpunks-Julian-Assange/dp/B00AF23WEO/

  30. Bitcoin-is-Worse-is-Better

  31. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-did-criminals-trust-liberty-reserve

  32. https://koeln.ccc.de/archiv/cyphernomicon/chapter10/10.20.html

  33. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/meet-the-dread-pirate-roberts-the-man-behind-booming-black-market-drug-website-silk-road/2/

  34. http://antilop.cc/sr/files/Silk_Road_JTAN_com_Search_Warrant.pdf

  35. https://nitter.hu/a_greenberg/status/555429280319303681

  36. https://energycontrol.org/quienes-somos/proyectos/

  37. 2016-caudevilla.pdf

  38. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/388522/1/TDXD16001ENN_FINAL.pdf

  39. 2013-barratt.pdf

  40. Modafinil#legal-risk

  41. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/heres-what-its-like-to-buy-drugs-on-three-anonymous-online-black-markets/

  42. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5242577

  43. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1hjo57/i_am_tessellated_ask_me_anything/

  44. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1hjo57/i_am_tessellated_ask_me_anything/cavc797

  45. http://www.vice.com/read/narcomania-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-drug-trade

  46. DNM-arrests

  47. http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2012/05/Bitcoin-FBI.pdf

  48. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/sources-dea-probes-silk-road-suspected-online-hub-for-illegal-drugs-1.6120533

  49. https://www.channel4.com/news/drugs-dark-web-atlantis-silk-road-police-fbi

  50. 2012-12-08-formerprosecutor.mht

  51. http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/314984,aussie-coppers-bedeviled-by-online-contraband-networks.aspx

  52. winters86-profile.maff

  53. https://allthingsvice.com/2013/01/23/whos-got-it-in-for-the-silk-road/

  54. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/an-interview-with-a-digital-drug-lord-the-silk-roads-dread-pirate-roberts-qa/print/

  55. https://allthingsvice.com/2013/04/26/interview-with-a-virtual-drug-tsar/comment-page-1/#comment-756

  56. https://reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/2i07pq/the_number_of_multisig_transactions_doubled_on_evo/ckxppre

  57. 2013-11-22-sheep-haydenp-profile.mht

  58. 2013-11-22-sheeppgp.mht

  59. 2013-12-07-silkroad2-pgpuse.mht

  60. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1pfzga/never_trust_a_pirate/cd270k3

  61. https://reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/2f2yt4/stats_small_time_buyers_and_encryption/

  62. https://pay.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/2i07pq/the_number_of_multisig_transactions_doubled_on_evo/

  63. https://old.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/2texfa/why_are_there_no_new_markets_popping_up/cnygiy5

  64. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/04/29/collected-quotations-of-the-dread-pirate-roberts-founder-of-the-drug-site-silk-road-and-radical-libertarian/print/

  65. http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php

  66. http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=29737.0

  67. https://predictionbook.com/predictions/2928

  68. https://www.gawker.com/5879924/now-you-can-buy-guns-on-the-online-underground-marketplace

  69. 2012-01-09-stateofsilkroad.mht

  70. http://web.archive.org/web/20130121133105/http://bitcoinmedia.com/thank-you-schumer/

  71. https://web.archive.org/web/20131220074139/http://weirderweb.com/2013/06/04/the-biggest-danger-to-some-silk-road-users-are-themselves/

  72. https://www.dailydot.com/crime/tumblr-teens-silk-road-drug-deals/

  73. https://venturebeat.com/2014/09/19/instagram-has-a-drug-problem/

  74. https://slate.com/technology/2015/02/vicemo-shows-venmo-transactions-related-to-drugs-alcohol-and-sex.html

  75. http://wordondastreet.com/feds-use-instagram-arrest-350-drug-dealers-seize-7-million-one-weekend/

  76. 2012-07-26-retentionpolicy.mht

  77. http://mtgox.com

  78. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins

  79. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining

  80. https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en

  81. https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en

  82. http://tails.boum.org/

  83. http://dee.su/liberte

  84. https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay

  85. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorFAQ#DoIgetbetteranonymityifIrunarelay

  86. http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2013/papers/4977a080.pdf

  87. https://donncha.is/2013/05/trawling-tor-hidden-services/

  88. http://www.verisigninc.com/assets/labs/Measuring-the-Leakage-of-Onion-at-the-Root.pdf

  89. 2014-spitters.pdf: “Towards a Comprehensive Insight into the Thematic Organization of the Tor Hidden Services”⁠, Martijn Spitters, Stefan Verbruggen, Mark van Staalduinen

  90. http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion/index.php/silkroad/category/52

  91. http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion/index.php/silkroad/category/138

  92. https://old.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/inrbo/iama_seller_on_the_illegal_anonymous_marketplace/c25dwkd

  93. http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion/index.php/silkroad/category/94

  94. https://www.theage.com.au/technology/bitcoin-bursts-hacker-currency-gets-wild-ride-20130411-2hmia.html

  95. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/14kwc6/venison_on_silk_road_beginner_question/

  96. https://old.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1fwi48/im_the_ceo_of_an_online_underground_black_market/caekaz9

  97. 2013-04-17-legalproducts.html.maff

  98. http://www.yubico.com/products/yubikey-hardware/

  99. ⁠, Fergal Reid, Martin Harrigan (2011-07-22):

    Anonymity in Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer electronic currency system, is a complicated issue. Within the system, users are identified by public-keys only. An attacker wishing to de-anonymize its users will attempt to construct the one-to-many mapping between users and public-keys and associate information external to the system with the users. Bitcoin tries to prevent this attack by storing the mapping of a user to his or her public-keys on that user’s node only and by allowing each user to generate as many public-keys as required. In this chapter we consider the topological structure of two networks derived from Bitcoin’s public transaction history. We show that the two networks have a non-trivial topological structure, provide complementary views of the Bitcoin system and have implications for anonymity. We combine these structures with external information and techniques such as context discovery and flow analysis to investigate an alleged theft of Bitcoins, which, at the time of the theft, had a market value of approximately half a million U.S. dollars.

  100. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Anonymity#Staying_Anonymous

  101. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Mixing_Services

  102. https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/sites/default/files/public/department/itsecurity/mbc13/mbc13-moeser-paper.pdf

  103. https://mtgox.com/

  104. #bitcoin-exchange-risk

  105. https://archive.today/u6ji#selection-236.0-236.1

  106. http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2012/04/WILLEMSIndictment-FILED.045.pdf

  107. https://web.archive.org/web/20130107010352/https://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/17056146/fpart/all/vc/1

  108. http://blog.torproject.org/blog/trip-report-october-fbi-conference

  109. 2008-gov.uscourts.txnd.174855.2.0-castlemanaffidavit.pdf

  110. 2011-08-25-baal-operationachilles.html

  111. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/01/tormail/

  112. http://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html

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  114. http://www.madboa.com/geek/gpg-quickstart/

  115. https://web.archive.org/web/20130227054332/https://vimeo.com/53789937

  116. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/wiki/guides#wiki_encryption_guides

  117. 2011-06-26-newselleraccounts.mht

  118. 2011-06-11-poison.mht

  119. 2011-06-21-pgpkeys.maff

  120. 2011-07-11-hedgedescrow.mht

  121. 2012-01-18-tony76reviews.maff

  122. 2012-05-02-tony76postmortem.mht

  123. 2012-05-02-tony76preparations.mht

  124. ⁠, Nicolas Christin (2012-07-31):

    We perform a comprehensive measurement analysis of Silk Road, an anonymous, international online marketplace that operates as a Tor hidden service and uses Bitcoin as its exchange currency. We gather and analyze data over eight months between the end of 2011 and 2012, including daily crawls of the marketplace for nearly six months in 2012. We obtain a detailed picture of the type of goods being sold on Silk Road, and of the revenues made both by sellers and Silk Road operators. Through examining over 24,400 separate items sold on the site, we show that Silk Road is overwhelmingly used as a market for controlled substances and narcotics, and that most items sold are available for less than three weeks. The majority of sellers disappears within roughly three months of their arrival, but a core of 112 sellers has been present throughout our measurement interval. We evaluate the total revenue made by all sellers, from public listings, to slightly over USD 1.2 million per month; this corresponds to about USD 92,000 per month in commissions for the Silk Road operators. We further show that the marketplace has been operating steadily, with daily sales and number of sellers overall increasing over our measurement interval. We discuss economic and policy implications of our analysis and results, including ethical considerations for future research in this area.

  125. http://netecon.seas.harvard.edu/PINS04/Papers/feldman_04.pdf

  126. https://old.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/inrbo/iama_seller_on_the_illegal_anonymous_marketplace/c259lb5

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  128. https://old.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/inrbo/iama_seller_on_the_illegal_anonymous_marketplace/c25a3ni

  129. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html?pagewanted=all

  130. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/us/us-secretly-monitoring-mail-of-thousands.html

  131. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/us/copy-of-postal-service-audit-shows-extent-of-mail-surveillance.html?_r=1

  132. https://kfor.com/news/mysterious-spy-cameras-collecting-data-at-colorado-post-offices/

  133. http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?board=4.0

  134. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/07/mail-from-the-velvet-cybercrime-underground/

  135. 2013-11-15-sheep-guns.maff

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  203. 1994-falk

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  208. https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/5yFRd3cjLpm3Nd6Di/argument-screens-off-authority

  209. https://predictionbook.com/predictions/2911

  210. http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion/index.php/forums/thread/894

  211. https://www.theverge.com/2012/11/21/3675278/silk-road-operator-says-fail-whale-not-feds-brought-down-notorious

  212. https://old.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1d569v/the_dread_pirate_roberts_discounts_all_items_on/

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  221. 2013-power

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  225. 2012-10-12-forumguide.mht

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