Jury eight Silk Road-founder guilty




Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the illegal online marketplace Silk Road, by a US jury found guilty of any wrongdoing. “Dread Pirate Roberts” depends at least thirty years in prison and a maximum of life above the head.

Silk Road The jury in the American courtroom had 3.5 hours in order to arrive at a conviction, which according to Wired is relatively short. All seven grounds on which Ulbricht was prosecuted, the Silk Road-founder was found guilty. Included is an accusation that is normally reserved for leaders of drug networks and other criminal groups. It is not yet known what punishment will Ulbricht; about the court should consider. Moreover, Ulbricht’s lawyer has indicated it will appeal.

According to the jury that Ulbricht the site was managed under the name Dread Pirate Roberts and thus the ‘leader’ of the illegal marketplace Silk Road. The site was only accessible via Tor and traded many drugs. Previously known Ulbricht he founded the Silk Road, but he soon had the reins handed. Ulbricht claimed that the new managers of the site wanted to put the blame on his shoes. In addition, he accused Mark Karpeles, head of the now defunct Bitcoin scholarship Mt. Gox, of being the leader of the Silk Road. The jury did not go into those allegations.

Silk Road was in October 2013 rolled . Ulbricht was arrested when he was logging in from a library of his own laptop to the admin panel of the marketplace. After Silk Road was taken offline, several copycats, followed as Silk Road 2.0, several of which are now again taken offline. Initially Ulbricht was also suspected of plotting plans to bring people who would have to reveal his identity, but before that he was not prosecuted.


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