Silk Road Reloaded switches to I2P Tor protocol




Silk Road Reloaded this weekend air discusses the I2P anonymization network. Previously the marketplace which was especially drug dealing only be reached through the Tor network. The ‘new’ Silk Road also accepts payments in various altcoins including anoncoins.

The Silk Road Reloaded site can be visited only when a user installs the I2P software on his computer. I2P is like Tor anonymizing a decentralized network. A total of four layers of encryption can be used. The software is still in beta, but according to the developers, the code is mature enough to be offered wide. Except for the anonymous I2P visiting websites can also be used for P2P applications, IM and decentralized file storage.

According to the website service the illicit supply on the newly opened Silk Road Reloaded has yet to get underway. It is notable that the categories of weapons and stolen credit card data is still absent. Maybe the new owners want their hands because they choose not to burn or there for idealistic reasons not to offer these products on the platform.

It is also striking that the website not only accepts payments in bitcoins, but also in various altcoins like the anoncoin focused on anonymity, and even Litecoin Dogecoin. In a transaction involving a altcoin payments are converted into bitcoin amounts. The administrators ironing for each exchange 1 percent commission.

Why managers finally opted for I2P instead of the proven Tor protocol is not entirely clear. Perhaps there has been fear that the Tor protocol still does not provide enough security to run an illegal website anonymously on the “darkweb. Last November, the Dutch police took more servers in batter that would be used by Silk Road 2.0.


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