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Gwern: Silk Road 2 Scrape Torrent Released

On This Reddit thread by Gwern: Torrent file; this is a 3.4GB XZ-compressed tarball containing ~57 partial wget mirrors of Silk Road 2 ranging from 2013-12-20 to 2014-11-06, of >800k files/35GB. Contains mostly HTML and images encoded as CSS (which was just how SR2 did things). Note that few or non of these crawls are complete because SR2 was large, ... Read More »

Congrats: Blake Benthall AKA “Defcon” (Silk Road 2 Admin) Got Engaged

Thanks @Defcunt for leaving us this comment: So where is Blake Benthall been since getting busted, and admitting to his involvment in SR2?? Well, apparently, as of Febuary 2015, he is engaged. http://nicvargus.com/2015/02/05/stephie-mckay-surprise-surprise/ Stephie McKay is his girlfriend.. See where this guy says “Congrats, Stephie and Blake!” From her Facebook: His legal status is still unclear at this time – ... Read More »

2 Federal Agents Arrested For Stealing BTC While Investigating Silk Road

Karma is a bitch. From Justice.gov press release: Former Federal Agents Charged With Bitcoin Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Agents Were Part of Baltimore’s Silk Road Task Force Two former federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of the Silk Road, an underground black market that allowed ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor NOD Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

As it was published in a press release by Justive.gov: Top Seller on Silk Road Used Screen Name “Nod” A 40-year-old Bellevue, Washington man who was a prolific drug dealer on the online marketplace “Silk Road,” was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute ... Read More »

SSBD, Silk Road Forum Moderator, Pleads Guilty in U.S.

An Australian man pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges stemming from his role as a staff member of Silk Road, an underground website where people bought drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoin digital currency. Peter Nash, 42, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking and money laundering, a month after a U.S. jury ... Read More »

Silk Road Mod SSBD (Peter Nash) in plea talks

As it was published by Couriermail.com.au: FORMER Queensland prison employee jailed in New York for allegedly being a key member of the Silk Road online criminal marketplace is negotiating a potential plea deal with US prosecutors. PETER Nash, 42, is accused of having been the Silk Road site’s primary moderator and faces a life sentence in a US federal prison ... Read More »

Update on Silk Road 2.0 leak

SRDouglas released 35% of vendor names, no passwords or hashes, and 3000 deposit addresses http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=0e60cg8g https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=952177.msg10454640#msg10454640 Thanks @wipeout90  for keeping us informed while we were away! Read More »

Silk Road & Ross Ulbricht Tribute Songs Compilation

With the end of Ross Ulbricht trial that ended up with his conviction, i have gathered here the Silk Road tribute songs that were published during the past year –  If you know anymore, fee free to share with me and i will add! #1 – Zhou Tonged – End of Silk Road (Boyz II Men – End Of The ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht: Found Guilty of Running Silk Road as Dread Pirate Roberts

Ross Ulbricht now faces life in prison for founding & running the original Silk Road website. Ulbricht was charged with seven counts including: trafficking drugs on the Internet, narcotics-trafficking conspiracy, running a continuing criminal enterprise, computer-hacking conspiracy and money-laundering conspiracy. (The case is U.S. v. Ulbricht, 14-cr-068, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan)). After nearly four hours ... Read More »

Silk Road Trial: Week 2 – From Bad to Worse and Beyond

The defense is now on the back foot. More articles about the Silk road trial at this tag: #SilkRoadTrial It would be a stretch to say the Ulrbicht defense effort suffered anything but a remarkably negative week last week; a major setback in the picture it had sought to paint for the jury regarding reasonable doubt as to DPR’s identity, ... Read More »

Silk Road 2.0 Moderator DoctorClu Arrested

26-year-old Brian Richard Farrell who allegedly went by the name “DoctorClu” – one of Silk Road’s 2.0 most well known moderators, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. According to the seattletimes: Federal agents have arrested a Bellevue man accused of assisting in the management of the so-called “Silk Road 2.0″ website, an illicit Internet market ... Read More »

The Silk Road Trial and A Step Towards the Star Chamber

More articles about the Silk road trial at this tag: #SilkRoadTrial With the start of the Silk Road trial, the news has been flooded with articles from a variety of media organizations with each taking their own respective angles. Some media outlets are taking the angle that the trial is larger than darknet markets but insttheead will set a legal ... Read More »

Silk Road Trial: The Evidence & Admission that Shook The Court Room

More articles about the Silk road trial at this tag: #SilkRoadTrial It has begun. Ross William Ulbricht, charged with seven felonies, is on trial in a federal court room at 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York There are certain aspects of this trial which I personally have expected to see since day one – for instance, I had always ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor “Caligirl” Sentenced to 5.10 Years in Prison

Former Silk road vendor Matthew Jones, a/k/a “Caligirl,” “Dynamite2k,” “Dynamite`,” “Tyler Zeddai,” “Mateo Jones” (profile backup) who was arrested around May, Was sentenced to five years and ten months in federal prison for selling Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, MDMA, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Hashish and operating a drugs lab, according to a press release from Justice.gov, full details about the arrest and conviction: Texas ... Read More »