The Coen brothers are bringing the deep web and dark net to the surface via a new film about the Silk Road
The story of the notorious online drug bazaar Silk Road is coming to the big screen. The Coen brothers are currently working on a screenplay about Ross Ulbricht and his dark net marketplace Silk Road. Called ‘Dark Web‘, the film will follow Dread Pirate Roberts, a.k.a. Ulbricht, on his quest to roll out the biggest crypto-market ever (a crypto-market is part of the ‘dark web‘ and accessible only through browsers such as Tor, which route communications via several computers and layers of encryption, making them almost impossible for the po-po to track). Swelling with obscure and ominous ‘dark sites’ and store-fronts that push illicit everything (guns, drugs, mercenaries, stolen stuff, etc.) buyers and sellers connect using e-mail providers such as Sigaint, a secure dark web service, and encryption software such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). They settle up in bitcoin, a digital currency that can be exchanged for the old-fashioned sort and offers near-anonymity during a deal. Anyway, we are extremely excited about the news that the The Coen bros are doing this one.
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