The Twenty-First Century Black Market: The Causes, Aftermath, and Lessons of Silk Road's Downfall

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Wesley Lacson , Texas Christian University
This research examines the causes, aftermath, and lessons learned from the closure of Silk Road, an online black market live from February 2011 to October 2013. It assesses the actions and opinions of cyber law experts, site administrators, and end users of the site, with implications for security and e-commerce.