29 Sep '15, 3pm

The Dark Web: A Closer Look at the World’s Largest Bitcoin Economy

The Dark Web: A Closer Look at the World’s Largest Bitcoin Economy

The closure of Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 did not mean the end of “The Dark Web,” only the mainstream’s exposure to it. Shutting down “The Dark Web” is like shutting down an ant colony or life at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The Dark Web isn’t going anywhere, much like the digital currency that has become its main economic driver, Bitcoin. How Dark is The Dark Web? 20 years ago, when the Internet was at a simulator point of technological global gestation, it was considered a den of pornographers, robbers and thieves. The world’s largest telecoms were constantly seen lobbying Washington, D.C. against the scourge of The Internet. This was borne out of fear for how advanced the new technology was beyond their aging fax machines and rotary phones. As a rule, criminals or at least those who live on the fringes of the legal system tend to be the first ones to find and use t...

Full article: http://cointelegraph.com/news/115355/the-dark-web-a-close...

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