Homemade cookies for sale on the dark web, but the “baked’ goods are not coming from the darknet market it comes as part of utilizing the anonymity capabilities of Tor and taking advantage of the Cybertwee’s project.
The founders of this project Violet Forest, May Weaver and Gabriella Hileman announced back in September the coming of the project with their first goal to provide funds for ingredients and for the cookies.
They then proceeded on November by launching the 24-hour sale.
They sent those supporting the project a link to a password-protected Tumblr site giving out detailed instructions on how to use Tor and buying Bitcoins.
The step-by-step instructions were provided in three tiers of difficulty and anonymity (beginner, intermediate, and advanced).
Beginner level just involves sending bitcoin to Cbywertwee using the normal email address while the intermediate and advanced levels are integrated with tougher safety precautions including encryptions.
Finally, at the end of the project’s campaigns, Cybertwee was able to sell and distribute 95 cookies of which all the proceeds went to a DIY biohacker, GynePunk who makes reproductive health services to be available through online open-source tools.
Hileman seemed happy after the sales as he alliterated that the proceeds were definitely a major success.
“I expected it to be kind of challenging, but in practice it was less complicated than I thought,” Hileman said just after making the sale in the dark web.
Pricing of Cookies
At the time of the sale, cookies were priced at 0.0212 BTC or $7 for five cookies and this included shipping.
Figuring out the encryption process was a hard task for those people who opted to do intermediate and advanced levels for safety in the dark web. More than a half of the people nevertheless opted for this option.
Hileman and Forest spent significant amount of time walking customers through setting up encryptions. From there, most of the customers learned how to create encryption and using it successfully, perfecting their own skills in the process.
These sales sparked new things about the volatility of Bitcoin. There was a 70% rise in the bitcoin’s value in November right when the sale of the bake cookies on the dark web was scheduled.
Just before the sale began, Cybertwee’s founders sent emails to the backers of their campaigns reminding them to purchase bitcoins early, as the currency normally takes about a week to reach one’s account after the purchase.
The founders of the collective said that they really hoped that people have realized the ease and the flexibility of using these anonymity tools.
They said that most people are not ready to use these tools as they think that handling the tools’ complexities is outside their capabilities. “I would like to see more people get into the deep web, especially people who identify as women, because there are so few women in this realm,” Forest said.
The biggest threat that Cybertwee faces is being hacked. Hileman said that their biggest concern is having bitcoins stolen or being hacked.
She added that it wasn’t easy for her to bring femininity, cuteness, sweetness and technology to the dark web.
Some guys allege that she has ruined the dark web.
Most people want it to be counter culture in some way and they feel that their clique is being infiltrated when people like Hileman are introduced into their environment.
The Cybertwee’s mission statement clearly indicates that its manifesto is not about the antithetical nature of dark web but it’s about showing that feminine is not weak.
Cybertwee collective has planned to do more campaigns in the future and they will advertise in their Twitter and Tumblr accounts.
Don’t miss a chance to buy cookies through Cybertwee in their next sales campaigns.
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