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Silk Road Discussion / Re: christmas break cancelled[CONFIRMED]
« on: December 23, 2013, 06:56:27 pm »
nearly 24 hours since defcon said 12 hours.

proof in the pudding.

It will still be happening, I am just incredibly busy.

Silk Road Discussion / Contingency Plan
« on: December 22, 2013, 10:37:15 pm »
Silk Road Community -

It has now been over 24 hours since we last heard from our Captain. He is most certainly in grave danger.

As posted by Cirrus: Do not trust DPR2's PGP keys. Do not trust any communication claiming to be from DPR2.

As his second in command, I have very clear instructions as to what to do in this worst case scenario.

He appointed a successor before he began. You know who you are, and you know what to do. Consider this the signal.

I cannot elaborate on the specifics, but the marketplace is safe and in my hands until the Captain returns or his successor appears.

Given these shocking events, I am delaying Christmas Break for another 12 hours so that you may withdraw your coins if you so desire.

Make no mistake - Silk Road is not dead, the marketplace is not compromised, and it will return after the break regardless of how this plays out.

If you haven't seen it - Here is his last message to staff, and second-to-last message to me:

Hash: SHA512

Right now it is still chaotic at best so I am not sure yet how to best respond long term. As a short term bit of caution both Libertas and Inigo are to be treated as hostile and all communications you receive from them must be forwarded to me immediately.

The weighting of Inigo being busted is that in my opinion many things do not yet add up but I believe the reports may be correct. Until the time I know any different or more evidence comes to light remember to think back and if there is anything that may further compromise anyone he may have had access to let me know.

Libertas's case is not supported by much other than rumors. As such it is unlikely this applies to him and it may be a case of bad luck he hasn't logged on for some hours but continue to also treat him as hostile.

Right now I myself have no reason to be offline for any period greater than 24 hours, especially now I am aware of the events above. If such time elapses (24 hours) where I do not appear online consider both myself everything associated with me compromised, even PGP signed messages should be treated with extreme caution. I will be wiping all my communications with all of you and so that may be used as a proof if you wish to verify me in the event something happens by using information only I would know.

This is going to be a testing time for us all and I do not know where it will take us, but everyone please be safe and godspeed.


Silk Road Discussion / Re: A Brief Update
« on: December 22, 2013, 06:06:28 am »
  You can't be serious!!  So the "captain" has time enough to be in touch with "key staff members" but doesn't have 10 seconds to say anything to anyone else!?

Your assumption that we use the SR Forum for secure communication is amusing.

Silk Road Discussion / A Brief Update
« on: December 22, 2013, 05:55:12 am »
The Captain is alive and well and is in touch with key staff members.

I cannot reveal much, but here are the key facts:

1. DPR places operational security above all else, including posting updates to this forum. Given his role he has every right to play it very safe.

2. The marketplace has not been compromised. Deep analysis has occurred over the past 24 hours, there are no red flags.

3. Christmas break will still happen. Auto-finalize will be disabled throughout, and is being redesigned during the break. We had no idea how timely this planned vacation would be, but this is a fit time to take a step back and re-evaluate all security practices.

You are the Silk Road.

Long live the Captain!

Silk Road Discussion / Re: DPR's New PGP Key
« on: December 21, 2013, 03:42:35 am »
LE could have gained control of the current DPR's account then issued their own key in his name. But I hope that's just me being paranoid.

If LE had his old key, they would just continue using it.

I can confirm that DPR is indeed the same DPR, and has been verified using several alternate methods which staff keeps private for obvious reasons.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: Is the SR market down?
« on: December 20, 2013, 09:37:31 pm »
SR2 just got hacked, dont be a hero

Paranoia is healthy, but this is false. Three of our dear friends were arrested in connection to their SR1.0 activities. They did not have access to anything which would compromise the marketplace. We are watching everything very closely regardless.

I was on a site last week, where a dude much more astute than myself, showed how to put a Mt Gox/Bitstamp ticker on any website, and offered the code free to anyone who wanted to have it!

It was about 3 short lines of code.

$data = file_get_contents("");
$data = json_decode($data, true);

$btcRate = $data['last'];


Congrats - now anyone between you and bitstamp knows your server's IP address.

Captain is aware of the complaints and is simply focusing on higher priorities. It's nowhere near as easy as it seems to update all items' pricing on a large e-commerce site while maintaining server anonymity and working through a large support backlog.

Security is above all.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: SR Down?
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:06:28 am »
DPR just pushed an update in response to this thread. To those of you who were seeing connectivity issues: are your connections working?

Silk Road Discussion / Re: An update on the situation
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:17:07 pm »
Little worried... I transferred some bitcoins from BMR to my address here last night and it still has not shown up. Should I have not done that and waited? Am I now totally fucked & have lost that into nowhere land?

If you check the txid on blockchain you will notice that your account shows one confirmation on the transaction, please be patient - the system is under extreme load. Three confirmations are required before your balance updates.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: Maketplace Error
« on: December 01, 2013, 05:07:55 am »
Fix deployed, this error is resolved.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: Unable to log in / Captcha not showing
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:37:51 pm »
DPR is hard at work making optimizations to ensure we handle the traffic smoothly.

Silk Road Discussion / Defcon Checking In
« on: November 13, 2013, 05:25:53 am »
Just wanted to check in with you all and say hi to the community. I won't be around on public forums often but hopefully at least some of us will get to know each other at some point!

DPR has asked I don't discuss my role at all with you but that is probably in the better interest of us all. Any requests or help should be sought from either one of the moderator team or directed to DPR as chances are it will be better put to them than me. If you are directed to me, use PGP where you can just ask for my PGP key first as it won't be placed in public anywhere.

Wish you all the best and as soon as the full launch is deployed, we can all get back to business!


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