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0753547007
American kingpin, catching the billion-dollar baron of the Dark Web, Nick Bilton
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Author: Bilton, Nick
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Classification: 364.13365
ISBN: 9780753547007
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Originally published: 2017
In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts (after the Princess Bride character). The site grew at a tremendous pace, quickly becoming a 1.2 billion dollar enterprise where you could buy or sell drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, guns, grenades and poisons. The Silk Road soon caught the attention of the Feds, who embarked on an epic two-year manhunt for the site's proprietor. Ulbricht, in the meantime, struggled to maintain control of his double life and his marketplace, which he originally started to prove that legalising drugs could make society safer. This book tells of the rise and fall of Ulbricht.
Audience: Teen readers
Additional information: 320 pages
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Paperback:American kingpin, the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road drugs empire:2017
Author: Bilton, Nick
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virgin Books
Resource type: Physical
320 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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