Deep Web: The Untold Story of BitCoin and The Silk Road

Deep Web is a documentary that tells the story behind the online black market called the Silk Road. The film follows the case of alleged creator Ross Ulbricht, who was eventually sentenced in 2015 to two life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. Most of the general public uses a small portion of the internet known as the surface web. Whereas, the deep web is a part of the internet that cannot be accessed by using a normal search engine, such as google, yahoo, bing etc. In fact the deep web is completely anonymous; in order to access the deep web one must utilize software to ensure anonymity and to protect the privacy of the user. There are many websites within the deep web that provide an online black market where users can buy and sell goods using Bitcoin, the Silk Road was one of those websites. Essentially, bitcoin is a virtual currency that isn’t controlled by a centralized bank or government. This form of cryptocurrency is used to make transactions and transfer money from person to person. Silk Road was a website that was known for providing a market where people could buy many illegal goods and services, but it was mainly known for its platform of many different illegal drugs. The film shows the rise of the Silk Road and events that took place during the case against Ross Ulbricht.

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