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Ross Ulbricht, the convicted former admin of the deep web black market Silk Road, is going to be sentenced on Friday. He faces a mandatory minimum after being found guilty of drug charges, with a maximum sentence of life. Both the defense and prosecution have sent letters to the judge in support or against a […]

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A jury has found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all charges for running deep web darknet drug marketplace Silk Road. Despite the defense’s stirring closing remarks that defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox’s CEO Mark Karpeles did French hacker wizardry and framed Ulbricht, after deliberating for 3-and-a-half hours on Wednesday the jury found him guilty on all […]

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The trial of Ross Ulbricht just keeps getting weirder. Ulbricht is accused of being the founder of the online black market Silk Road and the court proceedings have been extremely unique due to the complicated, tech-world nature of the case. Not only is the New York Times reporting a conflict between the defense and prosecution over […]

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Defense attorneys for Ross Ulbricht, the man accused of being head of Silk Road Dread Pirate Roberts, allege that former CEO of now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was the real mastermind of the online black market. Motherboard reports that under cross-examination, a Homeland Security agent said he was preparing to get […]

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The trial of the alleged founder of the online black market, Silk Road, begins on Tuesday in Manhattan and it has already been an unusual case. Ross William Ulbricht, who the federal government claims also went by Dread Pirate Roberts, will face a string of charges in New York, but he is also being charged in […]

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It looks like the FBI has some explaining to do. When experts examined the evidence presented against the alleged founder of dark net drug market Silk Road, something didn’t add up. Specifically, the method the FBI claim to have used to find Silk Road’s servers was apparently fabricated. The feds claim that they found the Silk Road server location because Silk […]

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