SilkRoad Founder Ross Ulbrichts's Celenbrates Another Birthday in Prision
The creator of the silk road, Ross Ulbricht, turns 36 today and like the last six years, he would be celebrating it in prison again.
Ross Ulbricht is a convicted felon and he is serving two life sentences for his involvement in the silk road fiasco. He cited a libertarian paradise as the reason to bring silk road into existence, but then it went downhill. He stated
"Silk Road was supposed to be about giving people the freedom to make their own choices, to pursue their own happiness. However, they individually saw fit. What it turned into was, in part, a convenient way for people to satisfy their drug addictions."The euphoria of free-market which Ulbricht catapulted to the forefront lasted for a couple of years, starting from 2011, till an iron fist was put on in 2013, when Ross Ulbricht was arrested and put behind the bar in 2013, by the FBI. He is in their custody for years now.
When the trails against the accused were carried out, he was found guilty of being involved in illicit activities like money laundering, computer hacking, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics. He was walloped by these charges against him, and the double life sentence given to him comes without an option of even parole.
Ross Ulbricht Still Has Crypto Community's SupportA lot of crypto big names have got Ulbricht's back though. Time and time again, people have come out in his support. Tim draper continually claims that he should be set free. Many others believe there was prejudice in the way the legal system treated him. An online petition to set him free has made its way to the White House with more than 275,000 signature. However, none has made any significant difference as the decision of the proceedings remain unaltered.
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