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There’s two books that cover the case:

Still waiting for the movie to be made with Ross’ doppelgänger Robert Patterson playing him.

nodesocket · 2020-07-29 · Original thread
If you find this content interesting highly recommend the book / audible — American Kingpin[1] which is about Ross Ulbricht and Silkroad.


ryanar · 2018-03-29 · Original thread
SamPatt reminds me a lot of Ross Ulbricht[1], the creator of the Silk Road. Ross started silk road using tor and believed this open marketplace to buy and sell anything: drugs, child pornography, guns, bombs, organs, sex workers, etc. would reduce the government's ability to outlaw and let people decide. True Libertarian beliefs.

I would recommend to Sam that he reads American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silkroad [2] and figures out how far he is willing to go for his beliefs. When national actors get involved, your life can become miserable, you will be watched, followed, drug cartels could go after your family to build backdoors in, NSA will go after you to build backdoors in, there is no limit to human evil, corruption and avarice. Be careful man.



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