The Silk Road Marketplace, 2.5 years old, died Wednesday from mortal wounds inflicted by the mafia state.
Silk Road was born on February 2011 in the formally anonymous Tor network to the late Dread Pirate Roberts. Silk Road provided a safe platform for consenting adults to perform mutual trades of plants and other plant derivatives.
Silk Road was an advocate of self-ownership and an active member of a voluntary society free from government coercion. It pioneered the crypto-commerce space and the utility of the digital currency Bitcoin, and was a strong supporter of the US Postal Service.
In just shy of three years of community service, they facilitated over $1.2 billion in satisfied trades with astonishingly few complaints by participants.
Silk Road is survived by nearly one million grieving patrons, many of whom had their money stolen upon its death. It is also survived by countless Bitcoin supporters who experienced a dramatic drop in the value of their savings.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that supporters contribute to the development of the peer-to-peer darknets, I2P and Meshnet, the anonymous altcoin Anoncoin, or your preferred organization to end the war on drugs.
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