Safer scoring? Cryptomarkets, social supply and drug market violence.

@article{Barratt2016SaferSC,
  title={Safer scoring? Cryptomarkets, social supply and drug market violence.},
  author={Monica J. Barratt and Jason A Ferris and Adam R. Winstock},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2016},
  volume={35},
  pages={24-31}
}
BACKGROUND Cryptomarkets are digital platforms that use anonymising software (e.g. Tor) and cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin) to facilitate trade of goods and services, most notably illicit drugs. Cryptomarkets may reduce systemic violence compared with in-person drug trading because no face-to-face contact is required and disputes can be resolved through a neutral third party. In this paper, we describe the purchasing behaviour of cryptomarket users and then compare the self-reported experiences… CONTINUE READING
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