Silk Road

An underground online marketplace operated on TOR , generally used for illicit purchases, often with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Silk Road was shut down in October 2013 by the FBI. The FBI seized about 160,000 bitcoins making the FBI one of the largest owners of bitcoin.

Reference:

Malone, J.A (2015). Glossary of Bitcoin Terms and Definitions. United States: Lulu Press, Inc

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