Silk Road: Not Your Father’s Amazon.com

Silk Road: Not Your Father’s Amazon.com

Silk Road (anonymous marketplace), Tor (anonymity network), Bitcoin. If you’ve never heard of this stuff listen to this NPR: All Things Considered piece on Silk Road, an e-commerce site that sells cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, among other illegal drugs.

Rachel Martin interviews Adrian Chen, a Gawker staff writer. The original Gawker article by Chen is here: The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable.

I have no interest in the drugs but the technology is fascinating. Where there’s a market, there’s a way.

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