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Silk Road Kindle Edition
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I thought I was familiar with the events that unfolded as the rise and fall of DPR played out. I was completely unprepared for the education I was about to receive as Ms Ormsby took me on board the Good Ship Silk Road, where we sailed the seven seas of the Dark Web, and became immersed in the cohesive yet dysfunctional society of all who sailed with her.
Till finally she floundered. Or did she?
I couldn't put it down. I'll be following the trial with insight and perspective that would be impossible without reading this book.
Her chronological account covers the very first online promotion of Silk Road in early 2011 through to its seizure by the United States government in late 2013, and the arrest of its alleged founder, Ross Ulbricht, whose criminal trial took place in late 2014, months after this book went to print. This temporal quirk does not detract from Ormsby's narrative, as much of the book is about what the site represented, and how its users interacted with one another, rather than the typical 'whodunit' that many media outlets preferred to follow - which is understandable, really, as Silk Road was such a revolutionary concept executed so well that it took many people by surprise. The absence of an identifiable figurehead - the typical image of the 'drug kingpin' that we've come to expect - made it a difficult story for many to grasp.Read more ›
A fascinating insight into a world that is often talked about, but rarely accessed by mainstream internet users.
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Fascinating and riveting account of a whole other world. RecommendedPublished 11 months ago by Varied reader
Amazing the stuff most of us don't know about the internet's.Confusing at times,but i enjoyed reading it.Published 24 months ago by Paul and Caroline