Tag: Bitcoin

Online Illegal Drug Sales (Still) A Booming Business

Though Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder of Dark Web marketplace The Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison, the booming business that is the online drug marketplace has shown no signs of slowing down. In the recent Global Drug Survey 2015, British addiction psychiatrist Dr. Adam Winstock questioned 102K+ people over 50 countries about their habits specific to drug purchasing. Though a small number (roughly 5K) had actually used the TOR accessible The Silk Road, the survey nevertheless represents the largest study of Dark Web users to date. “How does access to really good drugs—away from street criminals—change people’s drug behaviours?” Winstock asked himself. “That’s one ... Read more