So what are people planing to replace Silk Road?

 

On the Silk Road forums people are advertising a Silk Road 2.0 they want to make:

http://dkn255hz262ypmii.onion/index.php?topic=217831.0

 

Others are talking about creating open source projects:

http://www.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1nnzt8/opensource_alternatives_to_silk_road/

http://www.reddit.com/r/onions/comments/1no0qg/opensource_alternatives_to_silk_road_xpost/

 

There is already an open source project started:

https://github.com/druglizard/grand-bazaar

 

Another option would be a decentalized marketplace, there is already a project named BitWasp, but developement has stopped in 2012.

http://dkn255hz262ypmii.onion/index.php?topic=216949.0

 https://github.com/Bit-Wasp/BitWasp#readme

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/y8jjh/bitwasp_an_open_source_marketplace_based_on_tor/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

Most likely the next Silk Road wont be something decentralized, since there are some technical problems which would have to get solved first.

Currently the main problem in developing a Silk Road like marketplace is the Bitcoin integration, since even tho the Bitcoin-QT client has an API which supports account management, on a larger scale costomized code is needed to check for incoming payments etc.

If anyone knows any open source projects which could be used as a basis for a new silk road please leave a comment on this blog post.

 

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