Deep Web and Cryptocurrency: The Unseen Internet
Deep Web is a part of the Internet that is hidden from normal search engines.
What is Deep Web?
There are several names for the "Deep Web". Some call it "dark web" others call it "invisible web" but they all refer to parts of the web not accessible through normal browsers like Google, Bing and Firefox. Instead, sufficiently curious people must download a special browser, such as Tor. The Deep Web concept became widely known after the Silk Road trial in 2015, where Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to a double life sentence plus forty years. Silk Road was an online trading site on the Deep Web that introduced many Internet users to Bitcoin, as Bitcoin was the primary currency used on the site.
Despite the FBI cracking down on Silk Road, Deep Web continues to be a popular destination for those looking for what they cannot find within the traditional Internet. Traditionally, Deep Web has been associated with the buying and selling of drugs, illicit goods, and other black market items.