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April 01, 2012, 03:11:18 PM
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The UK gutter press has decided to release an article about 'silk road' although it is not named directly.

Bitcoin is name as the currency of choice for the worlds most despicable criminals.

Here's the url: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4232399/Deadly-drugs-for-sale-in-online-universe-called-Dark-Web.html

I guess we can look forward to a lot more fear mongering like this.

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April 01, 2012, 03:14:01 PM
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April 01, 2012, 03:15:33 PM
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It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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April 01, 2012, 03:19:50 PM
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The UK gutter press has decided to release an article about 'silk road' although it is not named directly.

Bitcoin is name as the currency of choice for the worlds most despicable criminals.

Here's the url: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4232399/Deadly-drugs-for-sale-in-online-universe-called-Dark-Web.html

I guess we can look forward to a lot more fear mongering like this.


Coming from a Murdock paper this is not unexpected. Murdocks people pay hackers to break into peoples voicemail, they pay hackers to give out cracks to competing cable networks.   On top of that, this particular paper is the "national enquirer" of the UK.


http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2012/0330/Murdoch-empire-faces-new-scandal-potentially-far-more-damaging

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April 01, 2012, 03:22:25 PM
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Looks like another opportunity to say: The silk road rules.  Keep up the good work enabling medical freedom and keeping people out of the dark web of prescription narcotics and powerful drug pushing monopolies!
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April 01, 2012, 03:24:50 PM
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Looks like another opportunity to say: The silk road rules.  Keep up the good work enabling medical freedom and keeping people out of the dark web of prescription narcotics and powerful drug pushing monopolies!

True.  Maybe (in the Murdock way) he is just trying to promote the Silk Road as this article will bring new customers to bitcoin and the Silk Road for sure.......  so next time he pays hackers he can use bitcoin and leave less of a trail to follow. 

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April 02, 2012, 12:37:53 AM
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They are just trying to give bitcoin a bad name and hang it.
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April 02, 2012, 02:36:22 AM
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If more the ruling system is angry, then even more I'm satisfied. Well done DPR.

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April 02, 2012, 05:47:01 AM
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Buyers use a legal virtual currency called Bitcoins,

Well at least the press is qualifying it properly nowadays.

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which the website launders through a string of fake transactions to hide their origin.

And properly describes how it is not Bitcoins themselves but in how they are used (laundered to hide origin) that is where the problem comes about.

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April 02, 2012, 05:49:13 AM
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I suppose they have another adjective for child porn that is not sickening?

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April 03, 2012, 05:45:21 AM
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"A shock Sun investigation discovered the secret internet zone"?
 
Hardly.
 
Wired magazine did a piece on silk road on 1st June 2011, titled "Underground Website Lets You Buy Any Drug Imaginable", and there has been a wikipedia page about it since 11th June 2011, titled "Silk Road (marketplace)".

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April 03, 2012, 06:01:59 AM
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I taught $US was the money of choice between criminals.

Glad that Bitcoin took this spot!  Grin
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April 03, 2012, 06:37:45 AM
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so pointless not even worth reading. the sun sucks.
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April 03, 2012, 07:11:34 AM
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"A shock Sun investigation discovered the secret internet zone"?
 
Hardly.
 
Wired magazine did a piece on silk road on 1st June 2011, titled "Underground Website Lets You Buy Any Drug Imaginable", and there has been a wikipedia page about it since 11th June 2011, titled "Silk Road (marketplace)".

BBC Radio did a segment on Silk Road and the Dark Web earlier this year (Feb 5th) https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?&topic=1958.msg734973#msg734973 so they are not even the first UK source. I'm also sure that The Guardian has done a piece.

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April 03, 2012, 08:07:50 AM
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pathetic. both the article and the comments.
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the people responsable should be shot for attempting to ruin peoples lifes over the internet
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April 03, 2012, 04:35:09 PM
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The 'Sun' is read by idiots that believe any fear mongering BS that is fed to them.

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April 04, 2012, 07:52:25 AM
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To be fair, "despicable criminality" is the *ONLY* economy for which bitcoin is currently the best and easiest mode of non-face-to-face commerce.  I love bitcoin and hope it goes mainstream, but speaking objectively, Silk Road is a very good application of bitcoin, pgp, trust rating networks, etc. and it has probably done more good for bitcoin than harm.

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April 04, 2012, 12:37:55 PM
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I'm not personally interested in the Silk Road, but if I were, I wouldn't be able to help reading this as a massive positive advert:

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Within minutes we entered the Dark Web and ordered HEROIN and COCAINE as easily as shopping on eBay.

Days later the drugs arrived in the post.

Translation: "Yes, that's right -- the drugs arrived.  The totally immoral drug dealer supplied what they said they'd supply and you, the purchaser didn't have to sully your hands dealing with an frightening underworld that you know nothing of."

Once you remove the writers inherent assumption of disapproval, what he wrote is an endorsement.

Also: to be able to buy these "samples" as a test; the journalist has to have obtained some bitcoins.  I wonder how long it will take for the ease of use of bitcoin to penetrate the Sun-dwelling troll's psyche.  Ignore the product, think of how efficiently it was purchased...

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April 04, 2012, 12:44:24 PM
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So, they admitted in print that they bought drugs and got them on the mail... interesting, to say the least.
How many laws did they admit to break on there? WTF. That journalist isn't very smart.

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April 04, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
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To be fair, "despicable criminality" is the *ONLY* economy for which bitcoin is currently the best and easiest mode of non-face-to-face commerce.  I love bitcoin and hope it goes mainstream, but speaking objectively, Silk Road is a very good application of bitcoin, pgp, trust rating networks, etc. and it has probably done more good for bitcoin than harm.

Silk Road may have done lots of good for bitcoin, but it might be that in the longer run it will turn into harm. There are lots of us, who want to use bitcoin for legitimate commerce - and things like Silk Road might turn the public opinion negative towards bitcoin. However I hope that won't be the case, and people will understand that technologies like bitcoin can be used both for good and bad (whatever your definition of good and bad is...)

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