The judge likened Dread Pirate Roberts to a digital "Godfather," determining the territory.
Roger Ver has pledged $160,000 and counting to the legal defense of Ross Ulbricht.
What everyone wants to know is the value of the winning bids.
Estimates of loses exceed $54 million USD.
Since the fall of Silk Road, there's been no rest on the Deep Web, but new marketplaces could signal a new era for cybercrime.
Crime, today, is less about busting kneecaps and more about phishing scams and email viruses.