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Donald Trump promises the liberation of Ross Ulbricht of Silk Road if re-elected President

Donald Trump has promised that if he is re-elected President of the USA, he will proceed with the release of Ross Ulbricht, founder of Silk Road, sentenced to two life sentences plus 40 years in prison. 

Donald Trump: “Ross Ulbricht has already served 11 years, we will bring him home”

In a speech at the Libertarian National Convention in Washington, D.C, Donald Trump promised to commute the life sentence of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht

Nello specifico, il candidato alla Presidenza degli USA, ha affermato che se venisse rieletto procederà a liberare Ulbricht dalla sua condanna a due ergastoli più 40 anni per aver creato il mercato darknet.

Here are Trump’s words:

“If you vote for me, on the first day I will commute Ross Ulbricht’s sentence to a reduced sentence. He has already served 11 years, we will bring him home”

The promessa è stata accolta con applausi rauchi dal pubblico riunito, molti dei quali reggevano cartelli con la scritta “Free Ross”.

On the other hand, it was already since December 2020 that the news was circulating that Trump, at that time President of the USA, was already considering granting a pardon to Ulbricht

Ulbricht has been in prison since 2013, sentenced to 2 life sentences plus 40 years, without the possibility of parole, for computer fraud, money laundering, and drug trafficking. His darknet market Silk Road operated from 2011 to 2013, and is widely considered the first case of Bitcoin use in the real world.

For many activists, the sentence would be too excessive given that Ulbricht would not have committed any violent crime, to the point that over 200,000 signatures have been collected for his release. Ulbricht has become a sort of martyr for many even in the crypto community.

Donald Trump: the response of Ross Ulbricht and his favorable position towards crypto

Directly from prison, here comes Ulbricht with his response on X to both Trump and his supporters:

“Last night, Donald Trump committed to commuting my sentence on the first day if he is re-elected. Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you all. Thank you all. After 11 years in prison, it is difficult to express how I feel at this moment. It is thanks to your unwavering support that I will have a second chance.”

Donald Trump then also ventured on Truth Social to confirm his favorable position on crypto, stating even that he predicts that the USA will be the leaders in this sector as well. Here are his words:

“I am very positive and open to cryptocurrency companies and everything related to this new and thriving industry. Our country must be a leader in this field. There is no second place”.

Sempre Trump ha poi aggiunto: 

“President Joe Biden wants [the cryptocurrency industry] to die a slow and painful death. With me, it will never happen!”.

The executive order focused on crypto and the election campaign 

E così, se dovesse mai venire rieletto Presidente degli USA, fin dal suo primo giorno Trump dovrebbe da un lato concentrarsi a commutare la condanna a Ulbricht, e dall’altro svolgere un altro impegno. 

It is the complete executive order focused on and in favor of crypto proposed by David Bailey, the CEO of Bitcoin Magazine. 

In practice, Bailey would have publicly announced the connection (of him and his team) with Trump’s election campaign, which in return will lead to a pro-crypto political program, the details of which have not yet been revealed. 

At the same time, Bailey has also asked for support from the crypto-community in voting for Donald Trump as the new President of the USA, so that everyone can be together against Biden’s crypto policies. 

Not only, Trump’s pro-crypto stance has been further confirmed since his election campaign started accepting donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto. Trump’s supporters can donate in cryptocurrency. 

Stefania Stimolo
Stefania Stimolo
Graduated in Marketing and Communication, Stefania is an explorer of innovative opportunities. She started out as a Sales Assistant for e-commerce, and in 2016 she began to develop a passion for the digital world, initially in the Network Marketing sector, where she discovered and became passionate about the ideals behind Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, which lead her to work as a copywriter and translator for ICO projects and blogs, and organize introductory courses.