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Traveling the Silk Road: Non-anonymized datasets
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
35 (lowest rank is 52)

Category & Restrictions

Cybercrime Infrastructure
darkweb markets

Data is only for use by academic researchers, as evidenced by a .edu (or a known non-US academic domain) email address, and a .edu (or a known non-US academic domain) webpage describing your research and publications. You need to send a brief description of the project you want to use this data for. A faculty advisor must be making or endorsing the request.

Commercial uses are prohibited.


Non-anonymized data for the paper Traveling the Silk Road: A measurement analysis of a large anonymous online marketplace.

Non-anonymized subset of the databases used in the paper "Traveling the Silk Road: A measurement analysis of a large anonymous online marketplace" (Christin, 2013). In this dataset,    textual information (item name, description, or feedback text) and handles have *not* been anonymized and are thus available. We don't expect any private identifiers or other PII to be present in the data, which was collected from a publicly available website -- the Silk Road anonymous marketplace -- for a few months in 2012.

For less restricted usage terms, please consider the anonymized version, which is also available without any restrictions. This non-anonymized dataset should only be requested if your project MUST rely on full textual descriptions of items and/or feedback.

Christin (2013) Traveling the Silk Road: A measurement analysis of a large anonymous online marketplace. To appear in Proceedings of the 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'13). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. May 2013.

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