Utopia (marketplace)

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Utopia was a darknet market similar to The Silk Road that facilitated sale of illegal items such as narcotics, firearms, stolen bank account information and forged identity documents.[1] Utopia was based on Black Market Reloaded.[2] It was launched on 3 February 2014[3] only to be shut down by Dutch police 8 days later.[4] Undercover agents were able to buy large amounts of ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine. 900 Bitcoin (then worth approximately £270,000) were seized.

References

  1. Vaas, Lisa (13 February 2014). "Silk Road-alike "Utopia" dark-net market seized by Dutch police". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. DeepDotWeb (31 December 2013). "BMR Based Market: Utopia Market". Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. "Utopia Marketplace is Now Officially Open!". DeepDotWeb. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  4. BBC Technology (12 February 2014). "Utopia drugs market forced off Tor by Dutch police". Retrieved 24 May 2015.