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Silk Road Discussion / Tick... Tick... Tick...
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:16:29 pm »
Finalized launch time - no more delays :)

Off Topic / Re: SR 2.0 will be a scam as well
« on: November 03, 2013, 03:22:30 pm »
I want $100,000 sent to 18Zk1hn4uuahRWoDGvz6rAhnUFPp9qNSr8 in the next 2 hours. Failure to day so, will result in me mass spamming your REAL information, and letting the FBI know they had the right guy the first go around

This is the message I received from Coachella and I believe many of the spammers here forget I can track you even if you have multiple accounts. If you are going to try and call somebody out for being a scammer or threaten to dox me, at least don't be a hypocrite because I do not play ball with fools.

Silk Road Discussion / User Registration is Disabled
« on: November 03, 2013, 01:35:00 am »
Registration to the forum has now been disabled. It will be enabled again a day after market launch. Vendors who wish to register please message one of your fellow vendors via alternative means who will pass on the message to me, please include a signed PGP message and a link to where your PGP key is posted from a vendor account on the previous forum.

Rumor Mill / Re: oxyflight vendor confirmation Help!
« on: November 02, 2013, 05:12:09 pm »
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A vendor from the previous Silk Road who has the vendor title on their forum account has already been verified via PGP, anyone else claiming to be a vendor probably isn't and should not be trusted. I can vouch Oxyflight (http://silkroad5v7dywlc.onion/index.php?action=profile;u=183) is the same oxyflight as from Silk Road before the seizure.



Silk Road Discussion / Re: is this allowed on new market?
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:41:25 am »
Vendor accounts are permitted for sale yes.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: The calm before the storm
« on: November 01, 2013, 05:29:00 pm »
Would you prefer the leader who had no sense of fear to bring him back to reality? I feel only a fool would get himself to this stage and not have anxieties as it is too easy to act as a fearless leader online when you don't fully appreciate the real implications of your actions. I am still human and I am not afraid to admit my concerns for the future because we now face challenge and uncertainty.

I like everyone feel great pride in this community and want to help drive it forward, but we must never forget just how real this all is. When you have no fear - then you have lost your awareness.

Security / Re: i2p Discussion: Discussing migrations/coexistence
« on: November 01, 2013, 01:54:22 pm »
From a market perspective, I2P is not very beneficial. It is stated above that I2P favors clients who offer bandwidth to the overall network and therefore will discriminate those unable to do so, particularly when we consider most Tor users simply log in and then turn it off when they are done since I2P needs time to propagate throughout the network to pick up "circuits" as the Tor comparison. Therefore users who are not always connected will find it more difficult to connect to a market site which can significantly deter a new userbase or those not involved in the community and simply want to make a purchase.

I2P is also designed for activities such as hidden sites, torrenting and a manner of other issues you wouldn't want to do over clearnet and for this reason could be further portrayed in the media as a true darknet which has limited purpose for legitimate establishments. If the network is unable to maintain a legitimate cover also this can very easily pit politicians against it and could eventually put it in the same position torrenting is in for example whereby ISP's will threaten to cut connections if users are found as part of the network, where Tor would be a harder structure to do this against since it can blend into regular traffic better than I2P at the moment.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: The calm before the storm
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:59:45 am »
I've missed a lot of the post-Ubricht stuff so can someone explain to me why everyone is so trusting of this new DPR?

You do not need to trust me with your safety. Properly implemented cryptography works and if you use it to keep your address from anyone but your vendor reading and then not transmit any other personally identifiable information you are quite safe as a regular buyer. If you are a vendor or large buyer, there are other ways to further protect yourself too and I would encourage you to read up on the security advice given on this forum to ensure it is reliable information. If you are cautious and take measures to protect yourself, not even I could then place you at risk.

Doxxing, whether correct or not or highlighting such things is against the rules here.

Stickied. This is a very important point and BCPG is becoming increasingly common. You should never sacrifice security for convenience.

"Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on" - Edward Snowden

Silk Road Discussion / Re: DPR quotes
« on: November 01, 2013, 01:03:42 am »
If you wish, you may share clues or help others to now explain it further, but I'd recommend to everyone to try figure it out first for a little challenge.

milkduds - I take accusations against staff very seriously and all allegations are investigated. I've checked your profiles and nobody has changed your password and staff do not have the power to adjust the logs. As a result, there is no further action on my behalf to take.

Silk Road Discussion / Re: DPR quotes
« on: October 31, 2013, 08:31:43 pm »
If you figure it out, acknowledge, /but do not share how--Redacted--/. But may I suggest recalling how images were displayed on the previous Silk Road as they were never .png files.

I thought a bit of dedication should be rewarded, but that reward is on a clock.

Update: You are free to share the method if you wish

Silk Road Discussion / The calm before the storm
« on: October 31, 2013, 01:00:31 pm »
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I will be making an announcement in the next few days which I have no doubt will echo around the world media and I feel as the new Dread Pirate Roberts, this will be the last time I can communicate with everyone from the old community alone to reflect on the bad times we have faced and the challenges we have overcome to get here.

We have lost some of our comrades and we lost our old market - this is saddening news but it is also something we now cannot change. As a community we have to mark where we will leave the weights of the past behind and now is the time to move on so we can focus on the bright future ahead of us. We've had difficult times in the past, but then we will also have difficult times in the future. This isn't the end of our struggle, and I can hope we can all carry on fighting with the same vigor, courage and dedication as we have these past few weeks.

You have all been very kind and patient to me in my first few weeks in this new role - for this I cannot thank you all enough. There have been times already when I have wanted to quit and hand over the keys to the first person I seen, but I only need to look at the many shining examples of characters here to keep me going with all the support we have had. This is in my opinion the hardest job in the world - but looking back at what we've already overcome now gives me strength, not grief. Somebody come and torn away our home, but like the faithful people we are, we are now standing our ground to rebuild it again not to be put down just because we were knocked back.

I cannot say how long I will be around. I do not know if law enforcement have some kind of secret methods of attack which will find me tomorrow. But I do know I will fight this to the end, whatever the cost may be. When you join Silk Road, I like many of you dreamed about being the Dread Pirate Roberts thinking it would be great for how many bitcoin you can earn and you don't have to do much except sit behind a computer. As time went on though, I realized the money isn't what you're in it for - I have actually made a substantial loss so far getting this up and running and I intend to place most of the revenues of the site into investments for our future. I think when you look past the money aspect, that is where the true wealth is, knowing you have stood for something you believed in and that even if it is your downfall, you were not afraid to defend to the death everything you have come to love.

If/when I do fall and probably locked away for the rest of my life, do not think of me please, I am just a single person proud to do this - I would ask you all to remember the idea which has driven this community forward through what was almost the destruction of our friendships. Dread Pirate Roberts is now immortal and if you devote yourself to that ideal, and our enemies cannot stop it, then the idea becomes something else entirely.

They may have sunk one ship, but now they have awoken the kraken.

I look forward to speaking to you all with my next big announcement and godspeed to everyone in the quiet before the storm, for we will rise again.



Security / Re: Needle in a Haystack
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:41:13 pm »
We will actually be opening a huge variety of new services and projects in the coming months but I feel for now I already have a high enough workload. Once the market is up and stable, I will reduce my time spent on actually developing it to focus on new initiatives and also consider future security issues. Most importantly, once stable services are up and running we will be handing them off either as a sale or simply giving the keys to somebody else who can be trusted to continue them so that they do not depend on Silk Road to function in the event we are taken down.

On that note, if you have any ideas of other hidden services you'd like to see or other implementations we could do to help the wider network you are always welcome to PM me or place it in Feature Requests as I intend to be more open and approachable than my predecessor on innovations you may have.

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