Harms, benefits and the policing of cryptomarkets: a response to commentaries

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Among the insights in commentaries to our article was the valuable suggestion that cryptomarkets serve a particular subpopulation of drug buyers; whatever harm-reducing outcomes they generate may simultaneously reproduce drug-related inequalities. We caution against generalising our arguments to other online purchasing locations and conclude that responses to cryptomarkets that do not acknowledge benefits may be short-sighted.

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Original languageEnglish
Early online date21 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018