Silk Road: The Website With Every Illegal Drug Imaginable For Sale

xlarge_0601_silkroadnewGawker reports on your aunt’s new favorite website, if your aunt loves tar heroin:

Silk Road, a digital black market that sits just below most internet users’ purview, does resemble something from a cyberpunk novel. Through a combination of anonymity technology and a sophisticated user-feedback system, Silk Road makes buying and selling illegal drugs as easy as buying used electronics—and seemingly as safe. It’s Amazon—if Amazon sold mind-altering chemicals.

Here is just a small selection of the 340 items available for purchase on Silk Road by anyone, right now: a gram of Afghani hash; 1/8th ounce of “sour 13″ weed; 14 grams of ecstasy; .1 grams tar heroin. A listing for “Avatar” LSD includes a picture of blotter paper with big blue faces from the James Cameron movie on it. The sellers are located all over the world, a large portion from the U.S. and Canada.

Getting to Silk Road is tricky. The URL seems made to be forgotten. But don’t point your browser there yet. It’s only accessible through the anonymizing network TOR, which requires a bit of technical skill to configure.

Silk Road cuts down on scams with a reputation-based trading system familiar to anyone who’s used Amazon or eBay. The user Bloomingcolor appears to be an especially trusted vendor, specializing in psychedelics. One happy customer wrote on his profile: “Excellent quality. Packing, and communication. Arrived exactly as described.” They gave the transaction five points out of five.

ellers feel comfortable openly trading hardcore drugs because the real identities of those involved in Silk Road transactions are utterly obscured. If the authorities wanted to ID Silk Road’s users with computer forensics, they’d have nowhere to look. TOR masks a user’s tracks on the site. The site urges sellers to “creatively disguise” their shipments and vacuum seal any drugs that could be detected through smell. As for transactions, Silk Road doesn’t accept credit cards, PayPal , or any other form of payment that can be traced or blocked. The only money good here is Bitcoins.

Bitcoins have been called a “crypto-currency,” the online equivalent of a brown paper bag of cash. Bitcoins are a peer-to-peer currency, not issued by banks or governments, but created and regulated by a network of other bitcoin holders’ computers. (The name “Bitcoin” is derived from the pioneering file-sharing technology Bittorrent.) They are purportedly untraceable and have been championed by cyberpunks, libertarians and anarchists who dream of a distributed digital economy outside the law, one where money flows across borders as free as bits.

To purchase something on Silk Road, you need first to buy some Bitcoins using a service like Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange. Then, create an account on Silk Road, deposit some bitcoins, and start buying drugs. One bitcoin is worth about $8.67, though the exchange rate fluctuates wildly every day. Right now you can buy an 1/8th of pot on Silk Road for 7.63 Bitcoins. That’s probably more than you would pay on the street, but most Silk Road users seem happy to pay a premium for convenience.

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  • FergalR

    “the real identities of those involved in Silk Road transactions are utterly obscured”

    TOR was written by the US Navy and NSA ffs.

    http://cryptome.org/0004/tor-is-tor.htm

    Go pick some mushrooms you lazy hippies.

    • reubenavery

      lol

    • Poop

      you’re a dick, HAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    “the real identities of those involved in Silk Road transactions are utterly obscured”

    TOR was written by the US Navy and NSA ffs.

    http://cryptome.org/0004/tor-is-tor.htm

    Go pick some mushrooms you lazy hippies.

  • Anonymous

    lol

  • DeepCough

    You would think the free market finally found a way to sort itself out for the sake of regulation–
    and then you read this:

    “Attempting major illicit transactions with bitcoin, given existing
    statistical analysis techniques deployed in the field by law
    enforcement, is pretty damned dumb,” [Jeff Garzik, a member of the Bitcoin core development team,] says.”

    Will no currency ever support a free market?!

  • DeepCough

    You would think the free market finally found a way to sort itself out for the sake of regulation–
    and then you read this:

    “Attempting major illicit transactions with bitcoin, given existing
    statistical analysis techniques deployed in the field by law
    enforcement, is pretty damned dumb,” [Jeff Garzik, a member of the Bitcoin core development team,] says.”

    Will no currency ever support a free market?!

  • http://twitter.com/30thirdwart 30thirdwart

    98% seller ratings are good.

  • fmpu

    98% seller ratings are good.

    • Slydon87

      how can i use it the TOR and url shit how do i get set up

      • Anonymous

        If you can’t figure it out on your own (with the help of your friend Google of course) then you don’t belong on Silk Road to begin with.

        • ghdghghg

          actually if they can’t figure it out, it means they’ve already been using it too long 

      • Thedudelives

        download: Firefox
        download: Vidalia
        Address: http://ianxz6zefk72ulzz.onion
        leave Firefox and Vidalia running for awhile, you may have to refresh it. Something to see for kicks, but the prices are too high ;) +$60 for an 1/8th bag (3.5 grams). Chances are, if you partake in these vices, there easier, cheaper, ways of procuring your toxins. 

        • Adrian420

          hey im trying to access silk road, but i dont see where is the create an account link is… I just see the user, password and the secret code image… do you have any clue on how to create my account?

          • Kyle_bigevil

            i need the site so please reply via email kyle_bigevil@hotmail.com

          • Yjazz52

            could u please send me the correct web address send 2 yjazz52@hotmail.com I’ve been trying to get on the site for a month and can’t get the correct address. thank u

  • Amindatlarge

    preeeetty sure an eighth of weed for 8 bucks is ridiculously cheaper than “street value”

  • Amindatlarge

    preeeetty sure an eighth of weed for 8 bucks is ridiculously cheaper than “street value”

    • guest

      It’s actually around $66.

      “One bitcoin is worth about $8.67….. 1/8th of pot on Silk Road for 7.63 Bitcoins”

    • Nat1218

      $66.15 would be more accurate if it costs 7.63 bitcoins and bitcoins run about $ 8.67………

    • Dkelly1209

      check your math its more like $66

    • vaginastein

      It’s about 30 dollars Canadian here anyway

      • ghost6980

        Yea man….If your payin more then 35 for an eighth your getting rip off HARD.

        • ugh

          not if its GOOD GOOD… duh.

    • Dejahgarcia

      Lol, ‘someones’ high. “nudge nudge”

    • boo

      you have failed to notice that 1 bitcoin is equal to 8.67
      if one eighth of weed is 7.63 ..then 8.67 x 7.63= 60bux 

    • Joe Wearerovers

      he said 7.63 bitcoins not $8 its $8 just for 1 bitcoin

    • yourestupid

      pretty sure it said an eighth of weed was worth 7.63 bitcoins, making it more than 8 bucks

    • voltage

      ummm no. 7.63 bitcoins which is $66.15. reaadddd buddy.

    • Nancyromanokeenan

      its not 8 dollars its 8.67 x 7.63 comes out to 66.15 for an 8th

    • Nancyromanokeenan

      its not 8 dollars its 8.67 x 7.63 comes out to 66.15 for an 8th

    • Kyle_bigevil

      i need the silk road site for myself i want address sent via email for me please kyle_bigevil@hotmail.com

  • guest

    It’s actually around $66.

    “One bitcoin is worth about $8.67….. 1/8th of pot on Silk Road for 7.63 Bitcoins”

  • Nat1218

    $66.15 would be more accurate if it costs 7.63 bitcoins and bitcoins run about $ 8.67………

  • Anonymous

    Wow, a combination of yet another push for bitcoins and drugs? Now I’ve seen it all.

    My question is how the heck do they do delivery? I don’t really think you can just ship it via standard federal postage mail…

  • SF2K01

    Wow, a combination of yet another push for bitcoins and drugs? Now I’ve seen it all.

    My question is how the heck do they do delivery? I don’t really think you can just ship it via standard federal postage mail…

    • Jnance001

      yes you can, back before I became law enforcement in my smoke filled days I would order ounces of dank from Cali that would come vacuum sealed via fedex. And it’s safer as long as your actual name isn’t on the package because if it’s confiscated the state/federal can’t prove that it was actually meant specifically for you and not just a wrong address. (Which also has been known to happen)

    • Iyfuyt

      To quote mitch headberg, “I like the fed-ex guy because he’s a drug dealer, and he doesn’t even know it”

  • Dkelly1209

    check your math its more like $66

  • vaginastein

    It’s about 30 dollars Canadian here anyway

  • Dejahgarcia

    Lol, ‘someones’ high. “nudge nudge”

  • boo

    you have failed to notice that 1 bitcoin is equal to 8.67
    if one eighth of weed is 7.63 ..then 8.67 x 7.63= 60bux 

  • Jnance001

    yes you can, back before I became law enforcement in my smoke filled days I would order ounces of dank from Cali that would come vacuum sealed via fedex. And it’s safer as long as your actual name isn’t on the package because if it’s confiscated the state/federal can’t prove that it was actually meant specifically for you and not just a wrong address. (Which also has been known to happen)

  • Iyfuyt

    To quote mitch headberg, “I like the fed-ex guy because he’s a drug dealer, and he doesn’t even know it”

  • Asd

    fucking pig

  • Joe Wearerovers

    he said 7.63 bitcoins not $8 its $8 just for 1 bitcoin

  • Slydon87

    how can i use it the TOR and url shit how do i get set up

  • DITM

    People who joined bitcoin when a bitcoin was worth 20c will be in heaven now…
    That currency is ridiculous.

  • DITM

    People who joined bitcoin when a bitcoin was worth 20c will be in heaven now…
    That currency is ridiculous.

  • yourestupid

    pretty sure it said an eighth of weed was worth 7.63 bitcoins, making it more than 8 bucks

  • ghost6980

    Yea man….If your payin more then 35 for an eighth your getting rip off HARD.

  • voltage

    ummm no. 7.63 bitcoins which is $66.15. reaadddd buddy.

  • Poop

    you’re a dick, HAHAHAHA

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Virtual Interzone!!! Burroughs would nut all over himself if he were here to see it :-)

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Virtual Interzone!!! Burroughs would nut all over himself if he were here to see it :-)

  • Cy

    do they have refferal links like amazon associates?

  • Cy

    do they have refferal links like amazon associates?

  • Anonymous

    The price of bitcoins has almost doubled over the last two days; the guy who wrote this article is probably rolling in BTCs

  • JoiquimCouteau

    The price of bitcoins has almost doubled over the last two days; the guy who wrote this article is probably rolling in BTCs

  • ugh

    not if its GOOD GOOD… duh.

  • Anonymous

    If you can’t figure it out on your own (with the help of your friend Google of course) then you don’t belong on Silk Road to begin with.

  • Nancyromanokeenan

    its not 8 dollars its 8.67 x 7.63 comes out to 66.15 for an 8th

  • GreenPot

    Website please :P LOL

    I WANT DRUGS!!!

    them cops are starting 2 fallow me around

  • GreenPot

    Website please :P LOL

    I WANT DRUGS!!!

    them cops are starting 2 fallow me around

  • Thedudelives

    download: Firefox
    download: Vidalia
    Address: http://ianxz6zefk72ulzz.onion
    leave Firefox and Vidalia running for awhile, you may have to refresh it. Something to see for kicks, but the prices are too high ;) +$60 for an 1/8th bag (3.5 grams). Chances are, if you partake in these vices, there easier, cheaper, ways of procuring your toxins. 

  • Adrian420

    hey im trying to access silk road, but i dont see where is the create an account link is… I just see the user, password and the secret code image… do you have any clue on how to create my account?

  • Kyle_bigevil

    i need the silk road site for myself i want address sent via email for me please kyle_bigevil@hotmail.com

  • Kyle_bigevil

    i need the site so please reply via email kyle_bigevil@hotmail.com

  • Greencamel

    Registration is closed.  : (

    But I have an account or two I am willing to part with for the right price.  Make an offer: greencamel@lavabit.com

  • Greencamel

    Registration is closed.  : (

    But I have an account or two I am willing to part with for the right price.  Make an offer: greencamel@lavabit.com

  • Empresseyes29

    looking to buy but can not get there help anyone

  • Empresseyes29

    looking to buy but can not get there help anyone

  • TayHeartsYoux3

    LOL Now 1 bitcoin = $19.50 .. they’ve gone too far!

  • TayHeartsYoux3

    LOL Now 1 bitcoin = $19.50 .. they’ve gone too far!

  • ghdghghg

    actually if they can’t figure it out, it means they’ve already been using it too long 

  • Yjazz52

    could u please send me the correct web address send 2 yjazz52@hotmail.com I’ve been trying to get on the site for a month and can’t get the correct address. thank u

  • Jimmy3532

    Another good drug site on the tor network is

    http://xlvbli7pmkw652f6.onion/

  • Jimmy3532

    Another good drug site on the tor network is

    http://xlvbli7pmkw652f6.onion/

  • Michel

    can sombody give me the internet adres. so i can buy some drugs
     and how do i installat TOR?

  • Michel

    can sombody give me the internet adres. so i can buy some drugs
     and how do i installat TOR?

  • Michel

    can sombody give me the internet adres. so i can buy some drugs
     and how do i installat TOR?

  • Weedmaster

    there are other shops in TOR network now, download tor browser bundle at https://www.torproject.org/
    then go to:
    http://ykrxnmvcmozu5maa.onion/
    http://rzrusok6d4uwt54g.onion/

  • Weedmaster

    there are other shops in TOR network now, download tor browser bundle at https://www.torproject.org/
    then go to:
    http://ykrxnmvcmozu5maa.onion/
    http://rzrusok6d4uwt54g.onion/

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