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Today is the Silk Road’s 10th birthday

This forum post is the announcement of the opening of the Silk Road, the largest dark net marketplace of 2013-2014.

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[https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=3984.0](https://preview.redd.it/x4d0ex4frbk61.png?width=1015&format=png&auto=webp&s=ff4ce481b370e12269d88dcc4e86e2a261b9dd27)

Ever since, it has closed then, but with it came an irreversible flood of new adopters and investors.

Bitcoin‘s role in the illegal marketplace was crucial to its success. Even if it was used in the early days for unjustifiable purposes, it gave it a reason to be used and adopted, and its growth in use led it to become a store of value we know today, and gave legitimacy to crypto as a whole.



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