Silk Road is reincarnated for the fourth time. The deep web marketplace is back online after its predecessors were forcibly shut down by the law enforcement agencies resulting in the creator’s arrest and incarceration.
Silk Road used to be a network of trade routes traversing through the whole of Asian continent to connect with the Mediterranean Sea. It originally got its name for being the route taken by the traders of Chinese silk. That was long ago, now Silk Road still remains a network, but a digital one and instead of silk, it has become ‘the place’ on the deep web where one can buy almost anything. The Silk Road marketplace allows people to buy and sell illegal and contraband goods for digital currencies like bitcoin.
The latest version of Silk Road is called Silk Road 3.0 and it follows the original Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0 and Silk Road Reloaded. It is reported that the revamped deep web marketplace is now being managed by the administrator of Crypto Market which happens to be yet another deep web shop for irregular commodities.
Call it diversification or expansion on the Crypto Market’s part, leveraging upon the brand name built by now-convicted Ross