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On July 4th, AlphaBay, the largest drug market on the dark web mysteriously went offline along with all mirrors. Associated Bitcoin accounts were subject to huge withdrawal of funds, leading to paranoid Reddit users suspecting an “exist scam.” It is quite common for popular darknet marketplaces to pull off a classic “exist scam”; absconding with the funds of both buyers and sellers which are normally held in escrow by site admins. According to a new report, the shutdown of AlphaBay Market came after a coordinated effort by law enforce...