02 Oct '13, 3pm

Silk Road

US authorities have arrested Ross William Ulbricht, 29, alleged to be the owner and operator of Silk Road, the best-known underground marketplace for the trade of illegal drugs on the internet. The Silk Road website – run by a man using the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts” – acted as a version of eBay for drug dealing : matching buyers and sellers of different substances, allowing them to pay using a virtually untraceable online currency known as Bitcoin. Sellers then shipped the drugs using regular post or courier services. But on Tuesday, a joint operation of the FBI, police, and prosecutors in New York, arrested Ulbricht, who they allege was behind the Dread Pirate’s mask. The identity of "Dread Pirate Roberts" - a reference itself to the film The Princess Bride - had been the subject of intense speculation. But with the name of the arrested man made public, there are multi...

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theverge.com 02 Oct '13, 3pm

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nbcnews.com 02 Oct '13, 11pm

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