Silk Road 2.0 intends to resurrect the most popular drug market on the internet

The FBI shut down Silk Road, the world’s most popular online drug marketplace, just a few months ago but it looks like the website is already being resurrected.

The Silk Road is back. A relaunched version of the online drug marketplace has gone live today, joining existing alternatives that have seen a surge in popularity after authorities shut down the original Silk Road and busted its alleged mastermind. Silk Road 2.0 again tries to conceal the identity of both buyers and sellers by hiding itself behind the anonymizing network Tor, and Bitcoin remains the site’s preferred currency. The site’s administrator has even taken on the moniker of Dread Pirate Roberts, the same pseudonym that authorities believe was used by Ross Ulbricht before his capture.

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