Published on July 25th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Gains made for #FreeRoss Activities
For many, the investigation and sentencing were a contradiction to the commonly held belief that cryptocurrency and activities involving cryptocurrency could not be regulated by the government.
For others, the injustices and illegalities of the proceedings confirmed peoples’ beliefs that law and order is not what it’s claimed to be.
In October 2013, Ross Ulbricht was arrested at a San Francisco public library by FBI agents as the alleged mastermind behind Silk Road.
In February 2015, a jury convicted Ulbricht of computer hacking, money laundering, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics and illegal documents.
Since the sentencing, Ulbricht’s family and thousands of supporters, primarily within the cryptocurrency community, have been fighting for an appeal.