[[ Reading ]] ➷ American Kingpin Author Nick Bilton – Thomashillier.co.uk



10 thoughts on “American Kingpin

  1. says:

    I don t have the energy or will to write an actual review but I will say this I started the book and then I finished the book There may have been a bathroom break in there but this book had me from beginning to end.


  2. says:

    Ross s mother wrote the following A book called American Kingpin by Nick Bilton claims to be the unbelievable true story of my son, Ross Ulbricht After reading an online adaptation, I agree It s unbelievable.Just the headline and subhead demonstrate the hyperbole, sensationalism and inaccuracy of this coverage It calls the case a murder mystery, yet no murders occurred.The Silk Road was not a billion dollar enterprise The governme...


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    Ross Ulbricht, born in Texas in 1984, is a libertarian and one of his staple beliefs is that people should be able to put into their bodies whatever they wish, including any type of drug they choose To this end, he believes that the sale of drugs should be decriminalised So it s probably not that surprising that this highly educated individual bachelor s degree in physics and masters degree in materials science and engineering would be attracted to the idea of building an online site to prov Ross Ulbricht, born in Texas in 1984, is a libertarian and one of his staple beliefs is that people should be able to put into their bodies whatever they wish, including any type of drug they choose To this end, he believes that the sale of drugs should be decriminalised So it s probably not that surprising that this highly educated individual bachelor s degree in physics and masters degree in materials science and engineering would be attracted to the idea of building an online site ...


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    This book that reads like a thriller is pure joy and information The author did a great job creating all the events based on primary documents and interviews with the people who took down The Silk Road.An adventure into the dark web, Tor, drugs, murders, an all you can buy from illegal bazaar Ross Ulbricht the mastermind behind this massive network of drugs and other activities is hunted down by an array of government services and agents His libertarian ideas that nothing should be controlled This book that reads like a thriller is pure joy and information The author did a great job creating all the events based on primary documents and interviews with the people who took down The Silk Road.An adventure into the dark web, Tor, drugs, murders, an all you can buy from illegal bazaar Ross Ulbr...


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    I have a confession to make..I had never heard of the black market website Silk Road until sometime last year When an interpretation of the site was featured on Mr Robot s second season, my friend sent me a message that said DPR with no other explanation When I mentioned that I didn t know what he was referring to, he sent me to this wonderful article that helped bring me up to speed And from then on, I was fascinated with this story When I found out that American Kingpin was yet to be I have a confession to make..I ha...


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    A thrilling tale of the modern crime world that is so insane you couldn t make any of it up Following the steps of Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind The Silk Road, and the law enforcement agents out to stop him, you get an incredible insight into the cyber criminal world and how it s evolving You also get to see how law enforcement departments both help and hinder each other as well as how easy it is to blur the line between what is legal or not Good guys become bad guys and bad guys beco A thrilling tale of the modern crime world that is so insane you couldn t make any of it up Following the steps of Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind The Silk Road, and the law enforcement agents out to stop him, you get an incredible insight into the cyber criminal world and how it s e...


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    DECLINED TO REVIEW Generally speaking, it s a pretty typical phenomenon that when we get interested in a nonfiction book because of the subject it s covering, most of us are willing to put up with pretty lousy actual writing in order to readabout that subject, with me being no exception But man, I just reached my limit when it came to Nick Bilton s American Kingpin, which takes on an utter...


  8. says:

    Holy awesome read batman If you like literary story telling that just happens to be a roller coaster of legit events you ll love this too It has every element of a good narrative, while being able to google all the characters and timelines story happiness


  9. says:

    5 starsWow This one really pisses me off, but it s a marvelous read What a shame thatnonfiction isn t written in this style This is the can t miss book of the year, for sure Guaranteed.


  10. says:

    The Silk Road, after all, was just the platform no different from Facebook or Twitter or Ebay on which users communicated and exchanged ideas and currency So who was DPR to err on the side of anything but yes It wasn t as if twitter dictated what kind of opinions people could and could not write in the little box at the top of the screen If you wanted to spew brilliance or idiocy in 140 characters, then so be it It was your God given right to say what you wanted on the Internet, in thThe Silk Road, after all, was just the platform no different from Facebook or Twitter or Ebay on which users communicated and exchanged ideas and currency So who was DPR to err on the side of anything but yes It wasn t as if twitt...


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American Kingpin The 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 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.