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December 2015
News

The Legacy of Silk Road Part 4: The Golden Rule

The legacy of that notorious underground online marketplace, Silk Road, is stronger than ever.  This time New York Times journalist Nathaniel Popper gives us this front page story that reveals how […]

June 2015
Opinion

Is Bitcoin Anonymous? The Legacy of Silk Road Part 3

When news first broke in 2011 of an online marketplace built by hackers on the “dark web” where users could buy and sell illegal drugs and weapons for bitcoins, much of […]

Opinion

The Legacy of Silk Road Part 2 – Decentralized Marketplaces

Soon after BitcoinWednesday released a piece about The Legacy of Silk Road, a reader pointed out a story in The Economist called “Silk Road’s Successors” which reprinted the following chart on the […]

May 2015
Opinion

The Legacy of Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

The New York Times’ Benjamin Weiser reports the following in this article on the notorious Silk Road marketplace: During the brief time that Silk Road operated between February 2011 and the time […]

July 2015
News

Evil Hackers and Bitcoin Anonymity

Evil Hackers A front page story in The New York Times on 26 July 2015 gives readers a glimpse into a dystopian world of online fraud committed by criminal hackers who demand […]

March 2015
Preview

Prediction Markets and the Blockchain

Rounding off Bitcoin Wednesday #21‘s conference with its theme of banned marketplaces, is a look at prediction markets given by Joey Krug, lead developer for the California-based Augur prediction market solution. Augur is […]