Jul 21 2014

In search of Utopia in the Deep Web

Since the fall of Silk Road, there has been no rest on the Deep Web. Some sites disappeared, others like were mothballed with the promise to reopen again. Considering the latest charges brought against the alleged Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht, who is now risking a potential minimum prison sentence of 30 years, times seem grim for the Internet’s black markets.

And yet, there early signs of progress and promise. A new drug market, called Utopia, opened this week. With a sleek design and a green earth as a symbol, it promises to be a “bright star in the shadows of the darknet.”