The Sweetest Things on the Deep Web

A follow-up to The Journey of cybertwee into the Deep Web “It reminds me of Neopets,” my boyfriend said. We were sitting on a couch in his living room, and I had just pulled up cybertwee’s bake sale on the Tor browser, my laptop screen now filled with pastel graphics. Back when I still played Neopets religiously, bake…

The Journey of cybertwee into the Deep Web

“Chicago has a thriving club scene, and the first time I heard about Bitcoin was when I was in college and people were talking about buying ecstasy from Silk Road,” Gabriella Hileman told me. “I was like, how could you possibly avoid being tracked doing something like that?” Violet Forest had a similar story: “I…

A Modern Love Story: OkCupid & Bitcoin

“I used Bitcoin to purchase an OkCupid membership, and thanks to the A-List features, I met my wife!” At one point, this sentence wouldn’t have made much sense. But now, online dating and digital currencies are both disrupting current systems, and thanks to OkCupid, you just might find love with Bitcoin. Although the primary features are free to use, the online…