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.
Silk Road 2.0 was previously shut down by the FBI together with other online drug markets. Several people were also arrested with the shutdown which was a really blow to the drug industry. However, Silk Road 3.0 is already in the market predicting that other Silkroads will follow. According to Kate Gibbs writing on Gizmodo Australia, there are three things in life you can count to happen: death, taxes and people buying and selling drugs online. This does not come as a surprise considering the success that was with Silkroad 2.0. The business insider was the first to report news about its release which was later shared on Reddit.
Gizmodo contains the address for the new crypto market but one will not be able to access it without using the Tor software. Just like Silkroad 2.0 and other illegal websites online, Silk Road 3.0won’t work unless one is using Tor. This is a Tor hidden service.
Silk Road 3.0 is not a new market as most may have thinking. It already existed in the market and has just been re-branded to cater for the demand that was left when Silkroad 2.0 was shut down. The service was initially called Diabolus market which only specialized with cannabis. According to Daily Dot reports, the market was peaceful and simple but run professionally by experts on development. There are unverified claims that they are currently working with some members of Silkroad 2.0. This might be difficult to confirm as there are no ways one van confirm this.
One thing for sure is that the service is less sophisticated compared to the previous one leading to doubts if it will stay. Only time will tell if this is a public stunt or just something that will stay for long in the market. This marketplace is not decentralized which makes one doubt if most drug leader could use it as they prefer decentralized marketplaces.