Bitcoin on the Dark Web: The Facts

Grace Caffyn
Sep 23, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 18:35 UTC

Bitcoin has been the de facto currency of the Dark Web – the ‘hidden’ Internet accessible only by Tor – since the pioneering marketplace Silk Road, the ‘eBay of drugs’, arrived in 2011.

But just how much do we know about these new underground economies? Who is buying and selling – and what? Here’s what available data can tell us about bitcoin on the Dark Web.