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Study: Online marketplace Silk Road sells £1m worth of drugs each month


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http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-08/06/silk-road-drugs

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The research discovered that there was a very tight coupling between the Silk Road and Bitcoin market, saying that "daily sales on Silk Road correspond to almost 20 percent fo the average daily volume of US dollar to Bitcoin exchanges on Mt.Gox. As a result, a potentially effective intervention policy would be to destabilise the value of the Bitcoin, creating instability in the market.
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Study: Online marketplace Silk Road sells £1m worth of drugs each month


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2012-08-06

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-08/06/silk-road-drugs

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The research discovered that there was a very tight coupling between the Silk Road and Bitcoin market, saying that "daily sales on Silk Road correspond to almost 20 percent fo the average daily volume of US dollar to Bitcoin exchanges on Mt.Gox. As a result, a potentially effective intervention policy would be to destabilise the value of the Bitcoin, creating instability in the market.
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LOL!  Good thinkin.  I can't wait to see what a destabilized bitcoin looks like.  You know, cuz it's been really stable since Silk Road started.
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As a result, a potentially effective intervention policy would be to destabilise the value of the Bitcoin, creating instability in the market.
There are quite a few traders who hope that they try that "intervention policy". It will create lots of opportunities for speculators to make money on the price swings. Bring it on!
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