Atlantis The Silk Road Alternative Closes Down
Atlantis was supposed to be an anonymous, more accessible version of The Silk Road, that allowed users to purchased drugs, contraband and other illegal items with bitcoins.
The highly illegal site, which operated behind the encrypted web browser and network, Tor Project, is now closing its doors.
This is what they had to say in a recent statement:
Dear all users,
We have some terrible news. Regrettably it has come time for Atlantis to close its doors. Due to security reasons outside of our control we have no choice but to cease operation of the Atlantis Marketmarketplace. Believe us when we say we wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t 100% necessary.
Due to the urgency we are allowing all users to withdrawal all their coins for one week before the site, and forum, are shut down permanently. Please remove all of your coins, these will not be recoverable after one week from now. Anything remaining in your accounts will be donated to a drug related charity of our choosing.
We wish to thank all of you for making Atlantis a great and memorable place to trade on. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
The Atlantis team