Video interview with Lyn, mother of Ross Ulbricht (Silk Road)
Video interview with Lyn, mother of Ross Ulbricht (Silk Road)

Video interview with Lyn, mother of Ross Ulbricht (Silk Road)

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 23 Oct 2021

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Those who have been in the crypto industry for a number of years will have heard of Silk Road, the marketplace founded on the Dark Web in 2011 by Ross Ulbricht where everything could be purchased in Bitcoin.

Described as “the Amazon of drugs”, Silk Road was shut down by the FBI on October 3, 2013 and in 2015 Ross was imprisoned and sentenced in first instance to life imprisonment for the crimes of conspiracy, computer fraud, distribution of false identities, money laundering, drug trafficking, internet drug trafficking and conspiracy to traffic drugs.

Since then, his mother Lyn has been fighting the system for his release from prison, or at least a reduction in his sentence, which is far too severe.

The Cryptonomist decided to interview her in support of the cause and to learn more about the events that led to Ulbricht‘s incarceration.

Here is the complete interview:

Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for several international crypto-related magazines and CMO at Eidoo. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist, and also PR manager for the Italian market at Bitget. She is also a marketing teacher at Digital Coach in Milan and she published a book about NFTs for the Italian publishing house Mondadori, while she is also helping artists and company to entering in the sector. As advisor, Amelia is also involved in metaverse-related project such as The Nemesis and OVER.

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