Silk Road 2.0 About a month ago, notorious Tor- and Bitcoin-enabled drug marketplace The Silk Road was seized and shuttered by American law enforcement. You didn’t think that was the end of the story, did you? Now, yet another anonymous person online has taken up the persona of Dread Pirate Roberts and created The Silk Road 2.0 (http://silkroad6ownowfk.onion, naturally only reachable via a Tor Browser).

The new marketplace has not just the same logo and layout, but also many active vendors.

While there are a number of other sites that have sprung up in the wake of the original Silk Road, this new one appears to best retain the spirit of its predecessor. (Ars editor Cyrus Farivar has created an account under “cfarivar” for journalistic purposes, but owns no bitcoins and has no intention of making any purchases.)     

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