Fake negative reviews are a cheap way to screw up darknet drug marketplaces

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Even better: post real negative reviews after trying the drugs.

“the high only lasted 5 minutes. I’ve gotten a bigger buzz from peyote.”

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Christ, what assholes. Wannabe cops trying to mess with people who are providing a valuable service.


Seems like with some cryptographic signature magic, it should be possible to verify that a comment comes from someone with access to a bitcoin wallet that has been used to make a purchase from the vendor in question. Or if bitcoin doesn’t support it, a blockchain platform like ethereum would. So it’s an interesting tactic, but it’s not likely to have a significant impact on darknet marketplaces in the long term.

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