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Collective dynamics of dark web marketplaces

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Dark markets are commercial websites that use Bitcoin to sell or broker transactions involving drugs, weapons, and other illicit goods. Being illegal, they do not offer any user protection, and several police raids and scams have caused large losses to both customers and vendors over the past years. However, this uncertainty has not prevented a steady growth of the dark market phenomenon and a proliferation of new markets. The origin of this resilience have remained unclear so far, also due t...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-020-74416-y

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University of Oxford
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Nature Research
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Volume:
10
Issue:
2020
Article number:
18827
Publication date:
2020-11-02
Acceptance date:
2020-08-12
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2045-2322
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English
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1132602
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pubs:1132602
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2020-09-17

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