Silk Road - Model for a New Anarchist Economy?

Posted June 12th, 2011 by mrbone

A new website Silk Road has come on-line with an agorist philosophy. They sell illegal drugs using technology that makes both the client and server anonymous. Purchases are only through bitcoin, which is a non-government peer-2-peer virtual currency. Being peer-2-peer means that it is decentralized and nearly impossible to shut down. The article claims that it's like eBay or Amazon, where dealers are rated by clients thereby "certifying" sellers without government licensing.

The site has done an effective job of removing itself from the State. Perhaps this could be the model for other anarchist commerce sites that sell things more useful than drugs?

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