Ever since the Silk Road platform was taken offline, the darknet marketplaces have become more popular than ever before. This is not entirely surprising, as there is a large market for illegal and contraband goods and services. Sellers and buyers from all over the world come together on these underground platforms to conduct their business.
Growing Darknet Drug Sales Are Worrisome
To be more precise, the number of drug sales on the darknet has more than tripled since Silk Road has been shut down. Taking down this ‘original” darknet platform was a great triumph for the US government. Then again, the way they obtained the evidence is rather shady, and one of their own investigators stole Bitcoin in the process.
A new study conducted by several university researchers goes to show more drugs is being sold on the darknet than ever before. Their findings add up to a total of US$21m worth of drugs every single month. That is quite a staggering number, to say the least, as they represent a significant chance compared to 2013.