The FBI shut down black marketplace Silk Road a year ago. This hidden website was used for the sale and purchase of items and services such as drugs, weapons, fake passports and other forged documents.
To refresh your memory of the full Silk Road story, check out our interactive timeline below:
This article is part of CoinDesk’s Silk Road: One Year On series. Keep checking back for new additions to the series.
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