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The Resource American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road, Nick Bilton

American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road, Nick Bilton

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American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road
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American kingpin
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the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road
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Nick Bilton
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eng
Summary
The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom-and almost got away with it In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything-drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons-free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone-not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers-could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site's elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself-including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren't sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet. Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, Vanity Fair correspondent and New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls. It's a story of the boy next door's ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralized Web advocates and the old world of government control, order, and the rule of law. Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, American Kingpin might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it's all too real
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Bilton, Nick
Dewey number
364.16/8092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.U45
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ulbricht, Ross William
  • Criminals
  • Computer crimes
  • Black market
  • Drug traffic
  • Electronic commerce
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American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road, Nick Bilton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 329)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591848141
Lccn
2016050581
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)974566740
Label
American kingpin : the epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the Silk Road, Nick Bilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591848141
Lccn
2016050581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974566740

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