A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe 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 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 governments watchful eye While the federal government were undertaking an epic two year manhunt for the sites elusive proprietor, the Silk Road quickly ballooned into a 1.2 billion enterprise.Ross embraced his new role as kingpin, taking 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 werent 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, New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls Its a story of the boy next doors ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian leaning, anonymous, decentralised Web advocates and the old world of government control, order and the rule of law....
|Title||:||American Kingpin: Catching the Billion-Dollar Baron of the Dark Web|
|Publisher||:||Virgin Digital 4 Mai 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||298 Pages|
|File Size||:||763 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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American Kingpin: Catching the Billion-Dollar Baron of the Dark Web Reviews
I don’t think I’ve ever read such a well researched and excellently written true crime story. I heard in an interview with the author that he read through tens of thousands of original chat logs and used them (I believe many of them verbatim) in the book. What an extraordinary effort and fascinating result. I read the book in one session over the weekend, could not put it down. I highly recommend this book. You don’t only learn about cybersecurity, bitcoin, and the dark web, you also will be excellently entertained.
This piece of work is a great read! A lot of research and effort was put into writting American Kingpin. It will take you to a detailed journey through the life of the Silk Road founder.
I don't read too much, but I've caught myself not going out on Saturday, taking a 2h bath and cancelling a date, just to read through the book
Very intense look at the story of an incredible individual. Shows ross good an bad sites and leaves you thinking after reading it.
Ich, als fast-nie-Leser, habe dieses Buch innerhalb von 5 Tagen fertig gelesen, da man es einfach nicht ablegen kann. Die Erzählweise ist wahnsinnig spannend und da alles wirklich passiert ist, hat es einen kleinen grusligen Touch. Es erzählt einerseits aus der Perspektive von Ross Ulbricht, der eigenhändig ein Amazon für Drogen im Dark Web erstellt hat und wechselt dann aber auch zwischen verschiedenen Perspektiven von Agenten in den USA und man als Leser immer gespannter darauf wird, wie sie dann im Endeffekt zusammenfinden werden.
Free toss Ulbricht. I bought it because of Casey's advertising. Hope we can look back at this time and laught