ANNOUNCEMENT: Well it has happened! Another Silk Road Darknet Market has spawned after the demise of Silk Road 2.0. The new site is called Silk Road Reloaded and is utilizing different technology than its predecessors therefore a new guide for Silk Road Reloaded will be coming soon. In the meantime Agora Marketplace is still alive and kicking bigger than ever with more listings than Silk Road 2.0.
Silk Road Reloaded, a new version of the online black market site, Silkroad, has been launched on the I2p anonymous decentralized network. This new online black market accepts several alternative cryptocurrencies, also called altcoins.
Launching on I2p anonymous network and accepting several altcoins are the two things which set Silkroad Reloaded apart from its predecessors. While the original Silkroad and Silkroad 2.0 made use of Tor network and Bitcoin cryptocurrency, Silkroad Reloaded will accept at least eight different types of cryptocurrency, including Dogecoin, Anoncoin, and Darkcoin. Others will be added in the future.
Silkroad Reloaded list many illicit items that one can imagine, except stolen credit card credentials and weapons. Of course, it goes without saying that this new black market site will list many illicit drugs for sale.
Other online black markets have struggled to find option to set up marketplaces after Silkroad 2.0 shut down in November last year. The biggest fear was whether Tor network had been compromised by U.S. government, which seems entirely plausible considering the history surrounding Tor. Silkroad Reloaded has avoided that trap entirely and gone ahead with I2p tech instead.
The I2p technology, also known as the Invisible Internet Project, is the same tech used by TheMarketplace, one of Silkroad’s competitors. Though not as famous as Silkroad, TheMarketplace is on the darkest, deepest web out there, even deeper than Tor, and is almost impossible to access. To access this network anonymously, one must use a custom operating system that is tailored specifically for this purpose. Once all the settings have been configured, users can then browse .i2p sites (eepSites) which can be accessed only on the I2p network.
According to report, as of now Silkroad Reloaded looks almost deserted with very little activity, but once it starts gaining traction thatcould all change.