From BBC News. This should be a surprise to no one of course, shut down a popular site and many more will take its place, and with the publicity from the SR shutdown it's just the Streisand effect as per usual. I for one am glad to see technology continuing to fight prohibition. It's a policy that just doesn't work and the fact you can order any drug from your computer on next day delivery like buying a book from Amazon despite the best efforts of the authorities to shut it all down is the perfect demonstration of that. The darknet markets also offer a far safer way to get drugs than using street dealers as the sellers have a very big incentive to actually provide a good product that's not impure and cut with harmful substances since these sites all have feedback systems like eBay. This makes them a great tool in harm reduction. Tor has essentially enabled the creation of a massive open drug marketplace the authorities can't touch right now. Even if one of these markets was shut down you'd easily be able to use another one. It's just excellent.