Silk Road Reloaded: Notorious Black Market Launches on Deep Web

What is Silk Road Reloaded?

A new anonymous online black market called Silk Road Reloaded has emerged out of nowhere. It is set to operate as a criminal enterprise the same way that the original Silk Road did. The creator of the original Silk Road was seized and charged by the FBI for selling illegal items, and the operation discontinued for good but this new scheme seems to have its tracks well covered.

How is Silk Road Reloaded different?

The only true similarity lies in the name and the principle; the new variant comes with a number of new features. It requires users to download a software I2P (Invisible Internet Project) before they can anonymously access websites and interact with vendors. As a result, the websites are termed eepsites with each ending with ‘.i2p’ rather than the usual ‘.com’. The original simply used the Tor network.

In order to guarantee user’s privacy, Silk Road Reloaded adds more digital currency options other than Bitcoin (used by the original Silk Road) for users to make payments. These include: Blackcoin, Litecoin, Feathercoin and Dogecoin. Users will be charged a fee whenever they convert their currency to Bitcoin. Silk Road Reloaded has also left out weapons and stolen credit card credentials from the list of products.

Why choose I2P over the Tor network?

The primary difference between the two networks lies in their out-proxy design and the threat model. While Tor offers hidden services, it does not support peer-to-peer connections as the I2P. Plus, its directory-based approach manages all the data in a centralized point. Conversely, I2P uses distributed network database to channel out rather than gathering statistics in one place.

Why is Bitcoin not the only form of payment?

The Bitcoin Blockchain stores complete records of transactions that can be traced back to the buyer and seller. In case the pseudonyms of buyers and sellers are not secured, there is every likelihood of the Blockchain viwerer determining their identity. Given this lack of anonymity, Silk Road Reloaded has chosen to add securer payment options to promote activity.

While all seems hunky dory, some users have been critical as they see it as a way to ride on the familiarity and popularity of brand that’s now tainted.

  • would have been better if you first defined what is Silk Road and what is the mechanism? what is the use?

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  • To be honest this post seems like an advertisement for a website that is a market place of drugs. The way you are describing it’s features and the technology they are using, you are kind of promoting the website just as the owner of that website would do. And since this post has nothing to do with telecommunication or even any indirect relation with telecommunication I would request Mr. Aamir to remove this post from propakistani.

    • its not about promoting. when something BAD is publicized, one benefit of it is also, that people get aware of it already, in case they may get trapped in it or get affected by it

      • Just because of this post the people who didn’t know about this before are now well aware that such a service is available. So, disadvantage is greater than advantage.

        • techinically,its called a Tradeoff…
          Take example of porn. if you make yourself aware of it that where it id found, then your children and family can easily get exposed to it.
          but if you tell everyone that where it is, people will save themselves from it, by being alert, and setting barriers in its way.
          so former way is much safer and saves many.. rather than keeping it a hidden secret, and dont knowing that how many are being affected seriously behind the scenes.

        • If we were ever to go by that logic all forms of media (print/electronic) would seize to exist. Spare a thought for folks below who want even more detail on the topic. haha!

          • Bro I think no one here seems to understand my point. My point is that this post is not in any way related to telecommunication or gadgets. I never said that this kind of information should not be shared with others but it should be shared at a proper place.

    • He is talking about technology… previous site also claimed to be #Safe but at the end…they were caught…same will be here..

      • Yeah, sooner or later they will get caught. The previous owner left some clues about himself which led to his arrest. Might happen with the current one also.

        • Fbi or other agencies would disguess as legtimate user of the site and would get into the details… ;)

  • Can you relate the topic of this post to this website?? the answer will most probably be NO. That’s what my point is. If they want to post such information then they should post it on a relevant site.

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