After a hiatus, the 3.1 iteration of the Silk Road darknet market is back up and running.
If you’re wondering what events led up to this point, then you’ve come to the right place.
The site closed down in the first place because the site’s fund transfer system was not working. After this, many users believed one of the administrators had stopped operating the market, possibly concluding an exit scam.
But the other two mods continued to work on reviving the Silk Road 3.1 market. Not too long after the new market opened, another issue came along—the site’s servers were hacked and users’ funds were subsequently stolen.
Now, the site is back up and administrators have been working to refund all of the lost funds. A form is available on the site where users can provide their identity and corresponding necessary evidence to recover their missing funds.
Despite attempts for the Silk Road 3.1 administrators to make a positive impression and gain a certain reputation among the site’s user base, many in the darknet market community have been wary of the Silk Road name.
And the community is truly divided on this topic. Many believed the owners of SR3.1 had pulled off an exit scam.
They also perceived the announcement of the hacking to be a lie.
Still, some dark web market comrades believe that a third entity was responsible for the hack and the Silk Road 3.1 administrators were dedicated members of the dark market base.
All of this aside, the Silk Road 3.1 market is back online as of August 1 after mods resolved some technical issues.
The official link where you can access the Silk Road 3.1 is and the full guide to access the site is here.
Along with the comeback comes new obligations for the Silk Road 3.1 owners, mainly to show that they’re trustworthy and reliable to the site’s buyers and vendors.
Ultimately, the goal is to prove the administrators’ loyalty to win back former users. By the same token, any leftover doubt Silk Road 3.1 users have upheld is justified and should be taken seriously.
If Silk Road 3.1 owners can prove the site’s decency and dedication to their comrades, this would be a step in the right direction for the future of the market.