Vendors receive funds immediately after an order has been placed.
How is that possible? Is their no escrow?
Funds remain in escrow during the whole transaction. The funds in escrow are financed by Traderoute from the commissions received on all orders.
If Traderoute would exit scam they would harm themselves.
But Tor is unsafe?
Tor is perfectly safe when used in a correct way, that goes for blackmarket site operators, vendors and users if:
You don't install the Tor Browser bundle on your computer that you use for normal things. Use Tails OS or Whonix!
Always encrypt any communication regarding orders especially if you are sending information that may identify you: Address / Private info / ...
Never ever login to anything else unrelated to your favourite Darknet site!
Never use an email address or PGP (do not upload to key servers!) that you also use for regular internet activity.
Do not resize your browser and keep all default settings!
But I have to provide an address for shipping!
Encrypt it! Use plausible deniability, never use your real name, only your real address. Be creative: Use a fake name or company name. In the event that a package is intercepted (which is really an exception, 99% of the time everything will be fine) you can deny that you ordered it... The name is incorrect. Finally, use reputable vendors that use stealth shipping. Even if it costs you a couple of dollars. Don't be cheap!
It's the sum off all opinions that will cause self regulation. No product or service causes harm on it's own. It does when an individual decides to either consume a substance or use a service that can cause harm. In fact black markets as TR reduce the harm inflicted upon the global population through e.g. 'the war on drugs" that does anything but harm reduction.
For sure it's not perfect, perfection comes through evolution and darknet markets are a recent phenomenon that will follow the same path. In my assumption we are going to see darknet markets that sell regular goods and services as a direct competition to the capitalist system in place. They are the exponent of Agorism: they deprive governments from resources.
I earn as it's a referral link:
In fact, I don't earn on this referral link, I randomly selected an invitation link that I found in a public location. Think about it: a custom, personal referral link is bad OPSEC practice. It would glue my persona here to one on TR.
But let's assume that it was a personal referral link. Then I merely provided a 'sneak peak' on an economical and sociological evolution that is inevitable and I would profit from the investigative work done, to provide it.
Using your own logic, any printed or online medium introduces anyone to 'harm'. As the foundations of the knowledge acquired to inflict harm require access to the knowledge to do so. Knowledge is never free.
The agorist society to which we are evolving through technology self regulates through various services provided by the market that tackle this fraud. And there are various: white hat hackers, grey hat hackers, the anonymous collective ... that already do. Pedophile content, hate, terror, racism, corruption is hunted and has been countered.
I'm guesstimating but maybe the overall perception on the fractional banking system is that low, that no real services sprout. So for now it would appear that the market does not see it as high priority issue.
Don't shoot the messenger :-)
First it's conflation, now I'm a promotor?
So posting a link = promotion?
Let's dismantle the internet and remove all nasty url's that point to debatable or questionable content and lock up anyone that ever used one.
As in what?
Let me once again explain, wat Agorism stands for using 95 theses:
- Free, unregulated, untaxed, and unmonitored trade is the natural right of all human beings
- In a voluntary trade, both parties receive more than they give up, otherwise neither would trade.
- Nobody gets taken advantage of through mutually voluntary trade.
- Taxation forces people to pay for things that aren't worth the cost
- Government regulation forces people to abstain from trades they would otherwise voluntarily make.
- Markets collect, organize, and distribute information more rapidly, accurately, fairly, and efficiently than any central authority could ever do, even with superior resources.
- Prices are information.
- Force distorts market information.
- Governments' only means of action is force.
- Governments operate blindly because they only see information distorted by force. The more information they gather, the less clear their vision becomes.
11. Aggression is a reaction to unpleasant or unwanted information. It's motto is "kill the messenger".
- A market is smarter than any of it's participants. A government is stupider than most of it's participants.
- Governments require markets for their survival; markets thrive in the absence of government.
- The more efficient a government is, the more dangerous it is.
15. Markets improve the material well-being of all people. Governments improve the material well-being of some people at the expense of other people.
- Markets are more powerful than governments.
- Human survival and well-being require free markets.
- Human survival and well-being require the absence of government.
- The best humanitarian aid that can be brought to impoverished people is to allow them access to the Agora, usually by removing their governments.
- Productivity is the application of intelligence to labor for creating something of value to someone.
- Labor is equivalent to value in the same way crude oil is equivalent to a vacation.
- The non-productive have always and will al
or something like that
I have been following and using some dark net services, even before the first SilkRoad. I'm a data cruncher that uses the web as my test lab, using information sources which are publicly accessible. I have a bunch data scraping tools, that basically visit all these sources and that stores the data I want. A whole bunch of data is a dataset.
Datasets are fun. Especially when combined and using existent or self invented algorithms. I'm not going to explain in detail, there are whole books on this.
So the TradeRoute. TR started as a relatively small black market that seriously expanded when Alphabay got shut down. Alphabay, as we all know has been shut down. The owner committed suicide in Thailand. Prior to the shutdown, Dutch police had already taken over Hansa Market which was where most Alphabay vendors and customers went. Hansa was a giant flytrap for anyone that did not go 100% in Opsec.
Next in line was Dream Market, although it had a substantial amount of users, the market and forum was a paradise for scammers. And it wasn't really the best user interface. The continuous rumours that it had been infiltrated by LEO did not help much either.
So TR, which had a decent UI and management of site and forums, dethroned Dream quickly. The TR admins were not exactly the best when it came to security. But they did have a bug bounty program. Somewhere in May, this year, a known blackhat, of which the name I can't disclose, did a full security audit of their stuff. That audit unearthed a bunch of exploits, that were not that critical but which needed to be fixed. Some fixes required adding certain components and reconfiguration of existing software. So the TR infrastructure needed downtime to deploy these.
For some reason they stopped at 70% or something. The things that needed downtime were never implemented because the market was growing too fast and there was literally not a second in 24 hours where they didn't have thousands of users online. When they finally took the decision to bring the market down for maintenance. Team DDOS struck the dark net. And there is no fix for that DDOS. It's a design flaw in Tor, it's shit easy to DDOS a .onion website if you know the
"Some guy in a turban ..."
The larger the scale of data one can feed, the better the AI (and it's owners) can fingerprint, the more refined it's targeting.
Let's take an example of "AI" that we all know:
Supposed to be the guardian that protects an operating system against 'threats' and 'threat actors using a variety of techniques to identify them. Pattern based detection, behavioural analysis and heuristics (an expensive word for: 'guesstimating' or an 'educated' guess). Your antivirus is part of a swarm that provides the antivirus vendor with data on new threats and their geographic impact.
The data you provide is 'free', there is no reward or any form of renumeration for the infrastructure that you provided. A computer is not free, internet is not free, the power needed is also not free and although there are free AV solutions, most demand a subscription fee.
In return you get a product and service which does not provide any guarantees that it will adequately protect you against 'threats'.
In reality AV is becoming a relic.
Human intelligence has outsmarted AV and found ways to circumvent it using the 'Trojan horse' approach or by simple social engineering.
As there was no incentive to find or report security vulnerabilities, the data needed to feed pattern/behavioural dried up.
Heuristics is gambling with historical data, if that data is worthless so are heuristics.
And so is any form of AI hence all media and marketing efforts to portray it as the next best evolution. The driver: more profit less people.
The touted theories about a minimal wage without having to work for it are a continuation of AI Utopia. It would make people dependent on their nations through a socialist measure.
That spells national socialism and fascism.
Think twice before you give out data for free in exchange for a freemium service.
The same case exists with the Soviet/Russian governments, which have been in a state of war for the same period. With much tighter control than even the US wields over its corporate media, the Russian government makes war not only a business but headline news and entertainment, especially when other state controlled economic enterprises are failing.
Thus unless a credible new enemy is developed both military dependent governments need to maintain a level of antagonism in order to function.
Naturally civil bloodshed is going to kill the most people just like it did in the US but this is no more relevant to the US relation with Russia than vice versa.
You’re definitely a liberal. The first thing you did was insult me, just like a petty, obnoxious child. Yes, l live in Georgia and l’m originally from Texas. You’re a bigot, just like your liberal cohorts. Spare me from your bullshit. Good thing you’re most likely living on the west coast. If we were face to face, l would bury you. I’ve never been accused of being a nice guy. I used to be a dealer. I still keep in touch my good friend from South America. If l had a problem he would set everything back to normal. You’re a problem. Don’t be a problem.
We need these dumb ass laws changed!
How many people have died from using 'legal highs'? Many, many more than if cannabis was legal! Yes, some may have become addicted, or died of poor choices made while stoned. But it's a true travesty that cannabis was ever vilified, much less outlawed!
Anonymous Peer to peer sharing and peer to peer transactions void the concept of nation states, as peers can be anywhere. Their nation is the swarm in which they participate. Their legislation is an algorithm. Their identity is none.
What we are seeing now is the end of an empire, it struggles to stay relevant and attempts to take or violate certain away human rights. That is not sustainable.
He decided it was an error and stopped the Armageddon that his superiors were ready to commence.
He was an unsung hero who lived a lousy life after he saved the world.
The next time I light a spliff, it will be in memory of Stanislav!
It's harsh to smoke but stronger than premium dutch hash type stuff. Also if you're in any country with a cannabis cafe many people take the rubbish bags from cannabis cafes in Holland where they often separate food from waste joints, this may also apply to some US dispensaries although i don't know if that's legal.
This is legal in the Netherlands and many people in them smoke pure weed joints and even then leave a lot unsmoked...but for the love of god DO NOT DRINK BONG WATER
THC has extremely low solubility in water and secondly bong water should be fresh with every use if your bong water has gotten to the point that it has THC in it then it's been there for weeks and is literally just stagnant water that has collected all the cyanide and other things present in smoke and cultured an amount of bacteria likely many times dirtier than your toilet
Good luck! ?