This week marks a total of five years of imprisonment for Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Silk Road is BACK ONLINE NOW as Silk Road 3.1 and open for business. The team did a change and upgrade for a reason we can only assume for security.
Ulbricht began his double life sentence in October 2013 for developing and operating the infamous Silk Road darknet marketplace.
To mark the five-year timeline, Ulbricht’s supporters started a new project aimed at raising awareness of his story as well as the optimism of his ultimate release.
Five Years Passed
FreeRoss.org, a campaign led by Ulbricht’s family and supporters, launched a new project that seeks to unveil in-depth and previously unheard details about Ulbricht’s case to the public.
The presentation is divided into six weekly episodes, with the first released for listening or reading on October 1. The rest of the episodes will be released throughout the month.
Silk Road, which was shut down after Ulbricht’s arrest in 2013, was an underground online marketplace that brought together sellers and buyers in a free-market system.
Most of the items offered were often illegal. To allow their clients to make purchases, Silk Road allowed the use of digital currencies, namely Bitcoin, therefore extending to establish the use of decentralized cryptocurrency.
In their statement, the family also outlined that the even though five years behind bars can often harden many, it is not the case for Ulbricht.
Over the period, he has remained a positive character and is a favorite with private staff and inmates alike.
In fact, he has maintained his non-violence and peace attributes, as shown by his recent act of refusing to participate in assaulting another inmate.
New Series on Ulbricht’s Case Debuts
This weekly series seeks to put Ulbricht’s case in full perspective.
Episode 1 of this series encompasses five chapters: Passing the Torch, Traveling the Silk Road, Fighting for Control, Going Rogue and Targeting Karpeles.
Just like with the initial episode, the rest of the published episodes will feature a YouTube component, visual, not to mention a written script.
Although Ulbricht is still imprisoned, his supporters and family have initiated a Change.org petition urging U.S. President Donald Trump to consider clemency. At press time, the petition has garnered 86,000 signatures and counting.