Silk Road shutdown: The rise and fall of one of the web’s most successful and naive cyber criminals

Ross William Ulbricht was like a lot of people of his generation: he was opinionated, well read, and had a diverse education in the ways of the world. He watched as thirty slowly approached, increasingly speaking out to his friends about the way things Ought To Be. He achieved multiple degrees and even published a book on materials science — but it wasn’t enough. He wrote long and introspective posts on Facebook and Google+ detailing his view of freedom; to Ulbricht true freedom was a realistic, achievable ideal, ready and waiting for anyone daring enough

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