Roger Ver, a fervent advocate of Bitcoin Cash as well as the head of Bitcoin.com, has reaffirmed his support for Ross Ulbricht, creator of the infamous dark web marketplace Silk Road.
Also sometimes referred to as the “Bitcoin Jesus,” Ver sent a letter to the Arizona correctional facility where Ulbricht is serving his double-life sentence.
Promoting #FreeRoss Campaign Via Twitter
Although the exact contents of this letter are undisclosed, Ver later called on his many Twitter followers to also follow suit and send a letter to the detained Ulbricht. What’s more, Ver also attached the link to the FreeRoss.org website in efforts to advocate for his ultimate release. In his statement, Ver outlines that he has already sent Ulbricht a letter, and others should do the same.
This is a significant boost to the #FreeRoss initiative, which was established a few years back by Ulbricht’s family and colleagues and which seeks to see the Silk Road founder finally get out of prison.
Ulbricht’s case has triggered numerous debates with free market supporters believing that he should be freed, with their opponents citing that some of the items which were sold through his dark web marketplace were illegal.
One man who has posed himself against the Bitcoin.com head both in the case of Ross Ulbricht and Bitcoin Cash is Craig S. Wright, who outlined in a blog post that he is strongly opposed to criminal markets. According to him, Ulbricht, as well as others just like him, are all criminals. He continues to outline that these individuals are neither libertarians nor freedom fighters. These individuals, he said in his blog, are just predators and are the reason Bitcoin was created to make them even more complicated.
Nonetheless, numerous Bitcoiners give credit to Ulbricht as the individual who popularized digital currency and essentially paved the way for its more extensive use and adoption. Ulbricht established a platform that allows users to purchase things through it.
Timely Response to Ulbricht’s Plea
In December 2018, Ulbricht had written a letter to Ver seeking his assistance in getting clemency for his double life sentence. In that letter, Ulbricht highlighted that he was out of options and his best shot at freedom was a pardon from the U.S president. What’s more, Ulbricht had also outlined that he needs the crypto community to back him in his efforts to obtain clemency.
Ulbricht’s Change.org petition has garnered over 130,000 signatures. Furthermore, the campaign also surprisingly received the backing of a State senator as well as a political party. In fact, the Libertarian Party in its annual convention last year passed a resolution directed to President Donald Trump urging him to grant the former Silk Road founder full pardon.
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