How Knowledge About Drugs Is Produced in Cryptomarkets

  • Angus BancroftEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)


This chapter develops the theme of faith being put in technology over community to consider the differences between automatic trust systems and users’ and vendors’ own judgements when it comes to drug quality. The chapter explores the different kinds of knowledge that are employed to assess and ensure drug quality. Some of this knowledge can be reflected in published market ratings but much has to be developed and shared between users. Drug quality is not a single attribute that can be measured by one metric. It is a multivariate element that changes depending on the purpose for which it is being used and the context in which it is being taken.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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