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DPR allegedly made over $80M from Silk Road; did any single SR vendor make more than that? When measured financially he's a pretty big fish.

I'd imagine there were a relatively small number of well-rated suppliers servicing the majority of trade, and fewer still producers. If DPR was in fact taking a ~10% cut, those suppliers would have stood to make considerable sums of money given the profit margins involved.

In retrospect there's a simpler way to state this. If one vendor had over 10% market share on SR then they probably earned more than DPR. Obviously there are between zero and nine such vendors.

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