Silk Road closed down exactly one month ago today in a much publicized ceasure by the FBI. It was the go-to place for illegal things on the web, and was known as the "Amazon of drugs." It functioned because it didn't work like any of the websites you're used to going to. To get to Silk Road, one had to connect through the Tor browser, which is far different than using Chrome or Internet Explorer: it's anonymous and automatically hides your IP address. (If you tried going on a Tor website using another browser, it wouldn't work.) Once someone connected to Tor, they logged on to Silk Road and bought their goods using Bitcoin, an anonymous Internet currency. A good system, until it all came crashing down. But Silk Road was just one site, and there are a few others that are trying to be Silk Road 2.0: here are The Best Alternatives to Silk Road. Oh, and don't do drugs.
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