Ross Ulbricht


Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds

While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.


The Supreme Court is Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht’s last hope

Lawyers for "Dread Pirate Roberts" will challenge the reach of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age


Ross Ulbricht Defense Fund Makes Juicy Target for Hackers

According to Free Ross, the hacker didn't manage to pinch any funds, though.


Someone Accessed Silk Road Operator’s Account While Ross Ulbricht Was in Jail

Six weeks after Ross Ulbricht was arrested for running the Silk Road drug market, someone logged in as 'Dread Pirate Roberts.'


New Details Suggest Rogue Government Agent Deleted Evidence in Silk Road Case

An unknown agent known only as ‘notwonderful’ appears to have been selling information about the Silk Road investigation back to the website’s operator.


Court Rules to Extradite Suspected Silk Road Admin From Ireland to the US

An Irish judge has ruled on the extradition of Gary Davis, suspected of being Silk Road staffer Libertas.


Bitcoin Backers Debate Whether False Founding Claims Hurt the Virtual Currency

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright said he created bitcoin on May 2 and walked his story back three days later, in the latest embarrassing controversy for the virtual currency.


How to Make a Play About Technology as Human as Possible

'Darknet' opens this week at London's Southwark Playhouse. Playwright Rose Lewenstein and director Russell Bender discuss their creative process.


The Unique Hell of Loving Someone in Jail

Thousands of men are incarcerated in prisons all over the world, marking an end to their freedom—sometimes permanently. For their mothers, daughters, and partners, the sentence marks the beginning of a painful struggle.


Pro-Tip: If You're a Suspected Dark Web Drug Dealer, Don't Trademark Your #Brand

David Ryan Burchard was charged, in part, because he allegedly tried to trademark "caliconnect," his supposed dark web dealer username.


The Secret Life of a Silk Road 2.0 Mastermind

“At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people.”