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American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind behind the… (utgåvan 2017)

av Nick Bilton

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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.… (mer)
Medlem:PatHaynes
Titel:American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
Författare:Nick Bilton
Info:Virgin Digital, Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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A fast-paced read about the take-down of a young guy who thought he could save the world by selling drugs, guns, body parts and really, anything else illegal, on the "dark web". Ross Albright embraced the libertarian values that what you put in your body was your business, not the governments. He started out selling magic mushrooms that he grew in his apartment. From there the website escalated to the sale of anything illegal you could dream of, using Bitcon which could not be traced. The ABC agencies caught onto to the website early, and yet they could not uncover the person behind it.

A fast paced true-crime that had me reading late into the night. ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
This is a non-fiction book that reads like a thriller. Bilton does a great job of moving between characters and story lines and he has crafted an informative and entertaining book. ( )
  MarkMad | Jul 14, 2021 |
It was o.k. I guess. Although since I knew how everything ended, that probably made is less suspenseful but I'm glad I read it or at least week of my life that this is what I was reading. ( )
  swmproblems | May 23, 2021 |
Ah, Silk Road -- the first "killer app" for cryptocurrency. While it's hard to really be sure of the truth in a relatively current criminal prosecution, this seems well researched and I'm reasonably confident broadly accurate. It was interesting how the lack of knowledge and biases of law enforcement made them blind to suspects -- thinking it required a huge amount of formal computer science education and programming skill to run a mediocre bulletin board site in >2010, etc.

Overall a good book and some insights into the psychology of the various characters. A little more exploration of the libertarian and cypherpunk roots, ties into the long-running battle for drug decriminalization, etc, might have been nice for context, but overall quite good. And very sad. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
A very interesting story about the person who set up a huge online store for purchasing illicit drugs, fake ids, weapons and even body parts. I would have given a better star rating but the writing style was so awful that I almost didn’t finish the book. ( )
  DidIReallyReadThat | Dec 1, 2020 |
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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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