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Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Joshua New

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Tracking Markets on the Darknet

A researcher using the pseudonym Gwern Branwen has published a dataset containing detailed information about English-language darknet markets operating between 2013 and 2015. Darknet markets, like the infamous Silk Road, are hidden websites that allow users to obtain drugs or other illicit goods or services using bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies. The dataset contains information such as vendor pages, images, and customer feedback collected daily on 89 of these markets, as well as 37 related forums.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.



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