Author Topic: The Silk Road  (Read 10887 times)

Offline The 4ner

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The Silk Road
« on: April 13, 2013, 06:21:20 AM »
Is the entire site illegal or just the contraband found for sale on there? Would it be illegal to sell there even if you aren't selling anything illegal? For example, books. I like the idea of a hidden market full of anonymous merchants. It can be a really good thing if people weren't trying to sell guns & drugs. Anyway, what are everyone elses opinions on the subject?

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 08:45:13 AM »
I don't know for sure, but my guess is that the entire site is not illegal. It just so happens that anonymity + untraceable currency = thriving black market. I know to sell you have to purchase a seller's account, and I believe they only sell them via auction?

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 10:58:44 PM »
I think that generally it's fine to visit it, as long as you aren't actually ordering anything from it.
IIRC the BBC actually ordered some cocaine from there just to prove a point, so it can't be that bad.

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The Australian Federal Police has stated that "anyone engaging in illegal activity through online marketplaces such as Silk Road...will not always remain anonymous and when caught, they will be prosecuted," in a press release.[13] In February 2013, an Australian cocaine and MDMA dealer became the first person to be convicted of crimes directly related to Silk Road.[14]

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 11:39:23 PM »
I think that generally it's fine to visit it, as long as you aren't actually ordering anything from it.
I'm guessing this applies to Atlantis?

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 09:27:09 AM »
I think that generally it's fine to visit it, as long as you aren't actually ordering anything from it.
I'm guessing this applies to Atlantis?
Yes.

Also, I don't imagine the government have a list of websites that will get you party vanned as soon as you visit them.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 09:30:05 AM by cal97g »

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 12:36:21 PM »
It's almost impossible for someone to identify who has been accessing darknet sites.  IF someone is monotoring your internet then all they could see is that you were using Tor, nothing else, they couldn't see what you were accessing just that you are using Tor so for that reason I would think that selling legal things on Silk Road would not make you a target, they have bigger fish they can't find to try to find first. lol Considering that SR isn't even one hundredth of the global drugs market I really don't believe much time/money are being spent on bringing it down.

I might be wrong but just thinking realistically, without my paranoid hat on.  I've ordered small quantities of cannabis from there and some ebooks not once something didn't arrive and I got a refund.

Yet to try Atlantis though want to try it out with litecoins. Both sites have a ban (rightly so) on selling guns and child porn, other than that it's the only free market place which is an important thing to keep alive.

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 02:06:57 PM »
You do know that drug dogs are used to sniff packages, right? Not worth it. They bust you as soon as you sign.

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 04:20:13 PM »
If you think they are sniffing every package then your just not being realistic. Sniffer dogs have a short attention span then don't work long before they need a break, the man power and dog power needed for every package to be check by a sniffer dog is just unrealsitic and probably not worth the effort as statistically dog are wrong 74% of the time. Then again I'm in Europe so no idea about how it is in US.

It's more like they want you to think that it's happening all the time as a deterrent. The truth being it happens only occasionally. 
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 04:26:13 PM by stonedblues »

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 04:38:40 PM »
Perhaps, but if it happens to YOUR package, you are screwed.  lol

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 03:27:08 AM »
You do know that drug dogs are used to sniff packages, right? Not worth it. They bust you as soon as you sign.

You don't have to sign 99.9% of packages from sellers on there

Offline Malak

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 06:17:48 PM »
I checked it out for the first time. Pretty interesting. Unfortunately, it is exactly what would cause a stupid law to pass outlawing digital currency.

Uh oh:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186298.0
« Last Edit: April 24, 2013, 06:25:57 PM by Malak »

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 09:24:37 AM »
Drugs should be sealed in heat-sealed bags to prevent odors leaving the bags. If done properly smells wont be picked up on by drug dogs.

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 06:09:04 AM »
Is anyone else having trouble posting on the SR forums?

And is there a forum for Atlantis?

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2013, 03:07:47 PM »
I checked it out for the first time. Pretty interesting. Unfortunately, it is exactly what would cause a stupid law to pass outlawing digital currency.

Uh oh:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186298.0

I disagree, I think tax evasion would be what would cause a law to be put in place. Not a website that has a small percent of drug trade on it compared to whats traded for drugs with USD ect

Is anyone else having trouble posting on the SR forums?

And is there a forum for Atlantis?

Forum working fine for me, and yes there is an Atlantis forum.

Offline Malak

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Re: The Silk Road
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2013, 03:27:30 PM »
Nah, politicians respond to political pressure. Just because some school kids got killed by a psycho(the real problem) they passed very strict laws here. Cannot even have magazines over 10 rounds now without registering them. I just threw mine out. Not worth it. So all it will take is X amount of news stories about how your precious Johnny can buy weed online and they will bow to the pressure whether it means anything or not.