Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Joins Music Band in Prison

Ross Ulbricht
Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the infamous dark web marketplace Silk Road, has joined a rock band in prison.

Ross Ulbricht, the man who established the infamous dark web marketplace Silk Road, is apparently joining a music band in prison.

Ulbricht is serving a double-life sentence for his involvement in starting Silk Road, and appears to have been maintaining a Twitter presence with the help of family and contacts on the outside.

Ulbricht’s New Hobby

More than any other individual linked with cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, Ulbricht is responsible for the extensive adoption of digital currency. Currently, however, if his tweets are anything to go by, he seems to have found a new passion—Rock and Roll.

Since July 2018, Ulbricht has been keeping his supporters informed through regular tweets. Aside from a period of solitary confinement when he was forced to handwrite his messages and send them to his family in the mail, Ulbricht has been dictating his quips and missives over the phone and receiving printouts of comments.

Ulbricht recently expressed appreciation for the music program offered by his prison, tweeting that he had “joined a band” and playfully asking his followers what they imagined his instrument might be. In a later post, he claimed to have felt like a rock star after getting the opportunity to play an amplified bass guitar.

The Silk Road Platform

From February 2011 to May 2013, Ulbricht created, programmed and managed the Silk Road platform via a private server and Tor browser. Being a libertarian, Ulbricht believes that people can and should make their own decisions and choices, a philosophy which was reflected by the anonymous nature of Silk Road. In keeping with this, all payments were settled in the emerging Bitcoin blockchain.

However, the anonymous nature of the platform also made it a haven for criminal activity. The marketplace saw regular transactions of multiple controlled substances including heroin, cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine, all of which Ulbricht was accused of trafficking.

Ross Ulbricht and drugs
The marketplace also traded weapons and ammunition, counterfeit passports, drivers’ licenses, Social Security cards, malicious software, hacked accounts and pirated media, all of which Ulbricht profited from in the realm of $13 million.

The marketplace also traded weapons and ammunition, counterfeit passports, drivers’ licenses, Social Security cards, malicious software, hacked accounts and pirated media, all of which Ulbricht profited from in the realm of $13 million.   Shortly prior to its shutdown by authorities in October 2013, Silk Road contained almost 13,000 listings for illicit substances from vendors in at least 10 different countries.

Ulbricht operated under the moniker Dread Pirate Roberts, a name which he reportedly subsequently passed along to his successor.

Ulbricht’s Petition for Clemency

Ulbricht’s family, friends and supporters are appealing to United States President Donald Trump to pardon Ulbricht of his conviction. They are petitioning on the grounds that all of the charges laid against him were non-violent, and that he received an unfair trial amidst six murder-for-hire allegations which were later dropped.

The family are maintaining an Instagram account on his behalf and running a petition on Change.org which currently has over 142,000 signatures. They remain determined to give Ulbricht a second chance at life, and the opportunity to use his education to benefit society.

However, there is only one person with the power to make this dream a reality and it remains to be seen how he will respond.

 

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.

>> Click here to find the Silk Road 3.1 Guide <<

Read More

Silk Road 3.1 is Back Up

Enter DarkNet
Silk Road 3.1 has miraculously come back online. Will the great darkweb market flourish or flounder?

Yes, you heard this correctly, Silk Road 3.1 is back up and even refunding users lost bitcoins!

The main reason why the original Silk Road closed down in the first place was that the site’s fund transfer program was not working.

As such, many users supposed one of the mods had stopped maintaining the market, possibly subjecting to an exit scam.

However, the other two mods working on the Silk Road continued to work on a new market, named Silk Road 3.1. They have been trying to refund all of the lost funds.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Silk Road is BACK ONLINE NOW as Silk Road 3.1 and open and trading all the goods you are looking for.

>> Click here to find the Silk Road 3.1 Guide <<

There’s even an available form on the site where you can recover your lost funds if you prove your identity and provide the necessary evidence.

Furthermore, shortly after this announcement, another incident came along. Users’ funds were stolen after the site’s servers had been hacked. Most of the users were let down, and despite all attempts of the Silk Road to make a positive impression and gain a certain reputation, most of the people were frightened of the name of Silk Road 3.1.

The dark market community was truly divided on this topic. Many considered that the owners of SR3.1 pulled off a big exit scam. By extension, they also believed that the announcement of the hacking was an enormous lie.

Expert hacker doing a criminal cyber-attacks
Many considered that the owners of SR3.1 pulled off a big exit scam.

Still, many comrades believe that a third party was responsible for this incident and the owners of the Silk Road 3.1 were honorable members of the darknet market community.

After a certain time has passed, I am glad to tell you the Silk Road 3.1 is back up! Subsequently resolving some technical issues, the Silk Road market has risen again as of August 1.

The comeback of the Silk Road 3.1 brought much more obligations to the owners of this market—mainly showing their reliability and trustworthiness to the site’s vendors and buyers.

The ultimate goal is to prove their loyalty in order to win their previous users again. Every doubt any of the users has is justified and upheld, so all that is left for the Silk Road 3.1 and its owners is to confirm the market’s decency and correctness.

It is only a matter of time when Silk Road 3.1’s administrators will prove their dedication to their comrades.

Read More