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By Nick Bilton

ISBN-10: 0143129023

ISBN-13: 9780143129028

ISBN-10: 1591848148

ISBN-13: 9781591848141

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER. The incredible precise tale of the guy who outfitted a billion-dollar on-line drug empire from his bedroom—and virtually received away with it
In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht introduced the last word loose marketplace: the Silk street, a clandestine site hosted at the darkish internet the place someone may possibly exchange anything—drugs, hacking software program, solid passports, counterfeit funds, poisons—free of the government’s watchful eye.
It wasn’t lengthy sooner than the media received wind of the recent site the place anyone—not simply youngsters and weed buyers yet terrorists and black hat hackers—could purchase and promote contraband detection-free. Spurred through a public outcry, the government introduced an epic two-year manhunt for the site’s elusive owner, without leads, no witnesses, and no transparent jurisdiction. the entire investigators knew was once that whoever was once operating the location referred to as himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.
The Silk highway speedy ballooned into $1.2 billion company, and Ross embraced his new function as kingpin. He enlisted a faithful team of allies in low and high locations, all as hooked on the risk and thrill of operating an unlawful industry as their consumers have been to the heroin they offered. via his community he bought wind of the objective on his again and took drastic steps to guard himself—including ordering successful on a former worker. As Ross made plans to vanish perpetually, the Feds raced opposed to the clock to seize a guy they weren’t yes even existed, trying to find a needle within the haystack of the worldwide Internet.

Drawing on unique entry to key gamers and billion electronic phrases and pictures Ross left at the back of, Vanity Fair correspondent and New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bilton deals a story choked with twists and turns, fortunate breaks and incredible shut calls. It’s a narrative of the boy subsequent door’s ambition long past legal, spurred on by way of the conflict among the hot global of libertarian-leaning, nameless, decentralized net advocates and the previous international of presidency keep watch over, order, and the rule of thumb of legislations. packed with unforgettable characters and capped by way of an impressive climax, American Kingpin can be disregarded as too outrageous for fiction. yet it’s all too real.

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