If you want to visit Silk Road 2.0 then you will want to know that it was shut down by the feds on 5th November 2014 and the alleged operator “Defcon” has been arrested. The best alternative is Agora Marketplace, it actually has more listings than Silk Road 2.0. Silk Road 3.0 is ALREADY live and there will be more info about it here soon.
After the emergence and shutdown of Silk Road, drug dealers don’t seem to want to leave the usage of the internet. They have taken onlineto advertisetheir whereabouts and services. This is more likely to interest the law enforcement agencies. A site calling itself “Map Dealers Legalise World” has recently appeared and is giving users a chance to advertise their drug businesses online.
The site works just like a Google Maps interface where users can willingly add themselves to it. They can also include information on the kind of businesses they are dealing with along with the contact information. The site show the exact areas in which their businesses are located so that buyers around such areas can easily access them. For now, everything seems to be working on the side of the law. Unlike Silk Road which had transactions taking place, this site has no transaction taking place. This site looks like a new part of the deep web where criminal activities used to occur.
It claims to list sellers who only deal with cannabis, which has become legal in several parts of the world. However, there are some listings appearing with some other offers of drugs. Some dealers on this new site have been singing praises for the kind of products they sell. One user is quoted saying, “This product is grown under the African sun in the deep mountains of Swaziland. Outdoor grown weed is known to have some deep color”.
The question that people ask themselves is whether the site will last for long. The users of Silk Road lost some bitcoins when the site was shut down. However, online drug dealers may find the introductory nature of this site more suiting. Will authorities find who is behind it and shut it down? Only time can tell the legit of this new site.