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My guess is that 99% of the non-speculative drivers for BitCoin currency are purchases from SilkRoad.

Several friends of mine prefer to pay for their VPNs anonymously, they get two VPNs, pay with bitcoin, don't give their name to the VPNs, and tunnel one into the other for pretty much complete anonymity online, provided they don't do something stupid like log into facebook from the VPN.

I lack the courage or foolishness to make such purchases.

Not everything on Silk Road is particularly illegal. And I'm sure the LEA have better things to do with their time than chase down some consumer of 1200mg of modafinil.

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