Early Bitcoin Catalyst and Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary In Prison
Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary In Prison
Ross Ulbricht, known as the founder of the Silk Road, recently marked his fifth year in prison for work related to the black market. He began a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for creating and running the site that sold illegal goods for cryptos. FreeRoss.org has launched a new campaign in order to raise awareness for the issue.
Supporters Try To Free Ross Ulbricht
On October 1, Ross Ulbricht was imprisoned for five whole years. The family of Ross, which also maintains the FreeRoss.org site, has launched the project which will consist in six weekly episodes that will tell his story.
The Silk was an underground marketplace, basically a black market, that brought together buyers and sellers of illegal goods that were bought with Bitcoin core (BTC).
The family also affirms that Ulbricht is a very peaceful person and that he liked by many in prison while alleging that the judge was unfair to sentence him to life. According to the family, he recently refused to assault an inmate and this has led him to be put into solitary protective custody.
A former cellmate of Ross actually affirmed that he was quite peaceful and even encouraged other inmates to find peaceful ways to resolve their problems. He affirmed that he was always peaceful and that he extremely disliked violence and possessed a great strength of character.
New Series Railroaded
The first episode of the series will be called “Railroaded: The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht” and will be the first one of six episodes. The goal of the series is to put the prison of the man in perspective and explaining to people why the case matters and why he deserves to be out of jail.
This episode covers five chapters:
“Traveling the Silk Road, Passing the Torch, Targeting Karpeles, Fighting for Control, and Going Rogue.”
Recently, Ulbricht’s case was rejected by the U. S. Supreme Court, but the supporters of the man have launched a petition with over 85,000 signatures so far for the U. S. President Donald Trump to release him from jail.