One week ago a DDoS attack on Empire Market began, leading to the sudden disappearance of the darknet's largest market. No arrests, no updates.
A week's not a bad holiday. Empire's admins could yet return with integrity, but their own staff has declared it an exit scam.
Exit scams seem like a rational thing to do for darknet market operators.
Why keep on running your market in perpetuity, thereby increasing the risk that you'll be caught and go to jail, when you can just grow big enough to run away with all the Bitcoin in the escrow you control
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