Using crypto-currency and an underground network of nearly-untraceable websites, people get what they need.
The system, dated to around the 3rd or 4th century A.D. and lost for centuries, lies in the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains.
Criminals are migrating to the dark web on a massive scale, Europol warns.
Manhattan federal prosecutors have seized $48 million from Robert Ulbricht, Silk Road creator.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said China's rapid military reforms and economic growth threaten U.S. hegemony.
The United States doesn't conduct business with North Korea directly, but could sanction those who do.
The United States has given its approval to China's One Belt One Road project.
They spare over neighboring allies, and are at odds over their shared border and the Dalai Lama.
China is Australia's biggest trading partner and the two have a wide-ranging free trade deal.
The British prime minister is seeking to cement international ties ahead of leaving the EU.
Illicit drug transactions on the dark web have increased significantly since 2013.
The value of the world's most popular cryptocurrency is at an almost two-year high.
Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice.
If the FBI used malware or enlisted the NSA to identify internet IP addresses, it would put an end to a new Silk Road.
Undercover agents who investigated the head of the Silk Road marketplace are being accused of stealing money from the website.
Libertarian surfer dude Ross Ulbricht built his cyber drug cartel, Silk Road, on a belief in free markets and Internet privacy. Now he's in prison for a very long time.
How a tech-savvy young man from Austin developed the Amazon of the Dark Web.
The fall of the Silk Road has led to a proliferation of smaller 'dark net' virtual marketplaces
Federal authorities shut down Silk Road last year, though a new Internet marketplace under the same name was launched in November