The Silk Road was a massive, anonymous marketplace for drugs and other illegal goods that used the Tor network.
It’s now one of the most famous and notorious sites in the history of the internet.
We spoke to one of its founding members, Ryan Cooper, who was the head of the site’s trading operations.
He spoke with medical correspondent Andrew Flowers about the Silk Way and its legacy.
Ryan Cooper has been the head and founder of the Silk Route since 2013.
The site, which launched in the fall of 2013, was an online marketplace for illegal drugs, with sellers offering to sell the drugs for money.
The Silk Path was the most popular marketplace on the Tor networks.
The network is based on Tor hidden services, which allow users to remain anonymous and allow them to browse the entire internet anonymously.
Silk Road users were paid for their listings.
Some users were paying thousands of dollars for drugs, some were paying a fraction of that amount.
The sites price fluctuated.
But, as we found out, that fluctuation was driven by demand for the drugs themselves, which led to the drug trade itself becoming more lucrative.
It was a pretty big market.
So we saw, and we saw the drugs, being sold for millions of dollars, but we also saw that a lot of people were not doing anything with them, were not getting anything out of it.
What we saw was, the drug traffickers would have the drugs and they would get paid.
Then, after they sold the drugs to people, they would have their customers come in, they’d sell them drugs for a profit, and they’d get paid, and that would drive more of the demand for those drugs.
The drug dealers were using the drugs as a means to make a living.
So, they were taking the drugs out of the market and just selling them for a large profit.
That’s where the Silk Network came from.
When we were first looking at it, we didn’t know if the drugs were going to be used as a profit.
And then, as you saw, they did, so that was when the Silkway was born.
Ryan: And how did Silk Road come about?
Did the Silk Roads founders see a market opportunity there?
Cooper: They saw a market that they didn’t see coming.
They were very interested in it, and so they started to build the site, and then the site started to grow and grow.
Ryan and I were the first to start it.
Ryan came in.
He was a young guy from San Francisco who had been on the site for two years, and he started off as the head trader, and had a lot more power.
He became one of a number of people in charge of the sites trading operations and everything else.
And he was very good at the trading.
Ryan started trading with the SilkWay.
And, as he grew, he became more and more powerful, and the Silkways trading operations grew.
And eventually, when SilkRoad was going to expand to other parts of the world, he started to be able to do a lot with that, because Silk Road had been able to scale to more markets, and to other countries.
So Ryan became the new head of SilkRoad.
And we were really happy to have him there.
We were very pleased with the way he was able to build that.
So he had a great experience there.
Ryan was also an experienced trader, but he wasn’t going to just be a trader.
He had to be very well-versed in everything, and learn everything about the site and its operators.
He needed to be familiar with how the site worked.
He really had to know the operating procedures.
And so, Ryan really became the head.
He would be involved with the management of the marketplace.
And Ryan would have a lot to do with the day-to-day operations of the trading site.
So that’s how it became a marketplace for a lot longer than the SilkRoad itself.
Ryan would be able, in some ways, run the business of Silk Road.
And in some respects, the Silkroads had become so large that he would be the head, and people would be trading with him, and all of a sudden he would have to figure out how to manage everything.
And the people he would need to manage the Silkroad, the operators, were very knowledgeable.
So this was not something that was a one-man operation.
This was a large organization.
Ryan had to deal with a lot in that he needed to understand the operations of that large organization and the operators and how they worked.
And if you were an operator, it was very important to understand what the law was.
It wasn’t just, “Oh, you can go on the Silk road.”
It was “Oh my God, this is what we do here.
This is what is the law.”
Ryan: So, how did Ryan get into the market, and what did he do there?
What did he learn from the operations?