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Collective dynamics of dark web marketplaces

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Dark web marketplaces are websites that facilitate trade in illicit goods, mainly using Bitcoin. Since dark web marketplaces are unregulated, they do not offer any user protection, so police raids and scams regularly cause large losses to marketplace participants. However, the uncertainty has not prevented the proliferation of dark web marketplaces. Here, we investigate how the dark web marketplace ecosystem reorganises itself following marketplace closures. We analyse 24 separate episodes of...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-020-74416-y

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0000-0002-4717-891X
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0000-0001-6003-1165
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0000-0002-4255-1455
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Economics
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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0000-0002-6570-1903
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Article number:
18827
Publication date:
2020-11-02
Acceptance date:
2020-08-12
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EISSN:
2045-2322
Pmid:
33139743
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English
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Pubs id:
1132600
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pubs:1132600
Deposit date:
2021-07-08

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