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FBI closes Silk Road, arrests Dread Pirate Roberts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I've taken Tor highway to Silk Road a few times to see what the hubbub was about. Highly interesting place.

    Haven't quite figured out the whole Bitcoin thing. Doubt I would've tried buying anything but you never know.

    http://www.dailydot.com/crime/silk-road-dread-pirate-roberts-arrested-shut-down/
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Have read the story and still have no idea what silk road is.

    Perhaps it's the converse of hershey highway.
     
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Silk Road is the name of the website.
     
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    When I read that big magazine article about him a couple of months ago, I wondered when the FBI would bust him.
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I don't think there is any part of that article that I understand 10 consecutive words.

    But Bitcoin sounds great. A completely unregulated currency exchange with no idea who is on the other side of the trade, what could possibly go wrong?
     
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It's one of those things that only make sense if you are mentally ill and/or a libertarian.
     
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

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  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Hey, now, what's this "and/or" nonsense!
     
  9. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that clicking on that link has landed me on some sort of watchlist.
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Finally figured out through this story what Silk Road was. Essentially it was a internet site to buy illegal drugs. Matched buyers and sellers.

    http://mashable.com/2013/10/02/silk-road-drug-dealer-interview/

    Seem inevitable the the FBI would shut it down sooner or later.
     
  11. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Megan McArdle* weighs in re: Bitcoin:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/blogs/view/megan-mcardle/

    *With whom I become more and more impressed. Agree with her or not, she cranks out A TON of pretty thoughtful pieces.
     
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