Given the readership of my blog has likely devoured the story of the awesomely-named Carl Mark Force IV and his colleague Detective Bridge (you couldn’t make these names up), I won’t rehash it here. Just want to share one of those “didn’t seem significant at the time” stories.
Tags: dark web, darknet, Dread Pirate Roberts, Silk Road
Last week saw an unusual amount of activity on the dark web’s black markets. We saw generosity, compassion and friendship. We saw thievery and deception. And we saw something that went against everything the original darknet market (DNM) stood for.
It’s probably the biggest exit scam of the darknet markets so far. Evolution marketplace has closed down and bitcoin is moving through the blockchain as I write. it’s hard to tell just yet how much of the $12 million that’s gone through that account the administrators have made off with.
Tags: Bitcoin, dark web, Dread Pirate Roberts, drugs, hacking, Silk Road
Last month a friend who had just started reading my book rang me almost hyperventilating. “It’s Landmark!” she said. “It’s fucking Landmark!”
She had noticed some startling similarities between the Landmark Forum’s 2020 Charter (which seems to have been superseded since it was written in the 90’s) and the Silk Road Charter, which is quoted at the beginning of the book. As a long-time member of Landmark (a “group awareness training seminar” that many have accused of having all the aspects of a cult), she recognised the words immediately. She followed up by email, and wrote:
Tags: dark web, Dread Pirate Roberts, Inigo, Libertas, Silk Road, SSBD
It is a year to the day since three alleged moderators/administrators of Silk Road were arrested.
I posted an update on where the three were here. Little has changed as they face another Christmas break in limbo.
In particular, the one who got the rawest deal, Aussie Peter Nash (accused of being forum moderator Samesamebutdifferent), is in New York prison. He remains positive and philosophical, and has this message:
Tags: Bitcoin, book launch, dark web, Dread Pirate Roberts, Silk Road
Thursday 11 December 6.30 pm
Come and enjoy complimentary nibbles (drinks at bar prices) at one of St Kilda’s coolest secret venues for the launch of “Silk Road” by Eileen Ormsby and screening of acclaimed documentary #TheBitcoinDoco by Dale Dickins.
Be at The George Lane bar, 1 George Lane (enter from Grey Street near corner Fitzroy Street) St Kilda
Thursday 11 December 6.30 pm
You’re welcome if you’d like to:
– see a screening of one section of TheBitcoinDoco (10 mins) and chat with Dale (and maybe Chris) for a 20 mins of Q&A
– hear an EXCLUSIVE never-before-told behind-the-scenes story of Silk Road – and it’s a doozy!
– chat with Eileen in a Q&A session about Silk Road and her doozy story.
– listen in as a mystery speaker talks about online privacy.
And of course, there will be books for sale, book signings (BYO or buy on the night), cool tunes and partying.
ALSO: a Bitcoin machine on site with plenty of people to answer your questions and get you started in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency if you want.
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