Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday January 11, 2015

Silk Road Reloaded Ditches Tor for a More Anonymous Network

To the frustrations of the many police agencies all over the world attempting to shut down the Silk Road for good, the black market specialist has sprung back to life reincarnated as the Silk Road Reloaded. The new Silk Road is bigger and better and darker that its predecessor, dropping Tor for a deeper and blacker I2p network and Bitcoin for multiple transaction cryptocurrencies.

This new illicit site actually cribs this I2p tech from one of Silk Road's competitors, TheMarketplace, which is one of the hardest to access markets on the dark web. After downloading I2P software or reconfiguring your computer, users then access .I2P sites, known as "eepSites." One source says the actual entomology of the "eep" suffix could be an allusion to "end-to-end protocol," "encrypted-to-encypted peer," or is "just a phoneme for IIP (Invisible Internet Project)."