The Untold Story of the Rise and Fall of Silk Road
Now that Ross Ulbricht has been sentenced to multiple life sentences in prison for his role as Dread Pirate Roberts of the Silk Road Marketplace, the whole story can finally be told.
In this excellent in-depth well written article from +WIRED
written by Joshua Bearman and Tomer Hanuka, we get to learn what really happened, what went wrong, and how it all fell apart at the end.
Although it is a long read, it is well worth it, and I can't wait for the book to come out.
What do you think? Was Ross Ulbricht the Dread Pirate Roberts? Did he create the Silk Road Marketplace? Was he acting alone? Or was he set up, the unwitting fall guy for a criminal mastermind?
And what about Carl Mark Force the IV? (And Shaun Bridges who isn't even mentioned in this article?) Their mirrored role and subsequent rise and fall is just amazing too.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Because fiction has to make sense. Read the article and let me know in the comments what you think.http://www.wired.com/2015/04/silk-road-1/ #SilkRoad #DreadPirateRoberts #RossUlbricht #DPR #TOR