This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 15 May 2018. Jump to navigation Jump silk road wiki bitcoin search For the historical trade routes, see Silk Road.
Current status Shut down by the FBI in October 2013. 0 shut down by FBI and Europol on 6 November 2014. 0 went offline in 2017 due to loss of funds. Silk Road was an online black market and the first modern darknet market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs. Ross William Ulbricht under charges of being the site’s pseudonymous founder “Dread Pirate Roberts”. Ulbricht was convicted of eight charges related to Silk Road in the U.
Federal Court in Manhattan and was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Silk Road was founded in February 2011. Europe, India, China, and many other countries on the Afro-Eurasian landmass. Henry Farrell, an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, analyzed Silk Road in an essay for Aeon in 2015.