An automated shopping bot designed to make purchases on dark web marketplaces using bitcoin has been released after it was confiscated months ago.
The Random Darknet Shopper made headlines last fall after it purchased, among other items, a supply of ecstasy pills from the dark web marketplace Agora. The bot, as well as the items it purchased, was displayed during an exhibition at the Kunst Halle St Gallen art gallery in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The group announced earlier this week in a new blog post that the bot had been released from custody.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik said that it no longer faced the threat of prosecution in connection with the shopping bot, writing:
Apart from the ecstasy, which the group said was destroyed by law enforcement officials, all other purchased items were returned along with the bot.
Image via !Mediengruppe Bitnik
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