Meanwhile, Ross Ulbricht has to spend life in prison without parole.
Q&A with Alex Winter, whose new documentary, Trust Machine, explores the radical potential of blockchain to decentralize just about everything.
While the Silk Road founder's reputation has already been sullied by the untried accusations, the feds give up on those charges after Supreme Court declines to hear Ulbricht's appeal on his original conviction and sentencing.
Despite Carpenter upending Fourth Amendment doctrine, the Supremes leave the Silk Road founder in prison for life.
The government's prosecution of the Silk Road founder depended on a Fourth Amendment doctrine made questionable by Carpenter's new respect for the information accessible via modern technology.
Roger Clark, under pseudonym "Variety Jones" and others, faces charges related to narcotics trafficking, hacking, and money laundering, but not murder-for-hire.
Making popular things illegal rarely diminishes their use.
Silk Road founder's appeal stresses the dangerous Fourth and Sixth Amendment implications of his prosecution and sentencing.
"This ranks as one of the most successful coordinated takedowns against cybercrime in recent years," says Europol's Rob Wainwright.
Alphabay has been down for more than a week. A series of raids and arrests suggests it's not an exit scam.
A new U.N. report finds cryptomarkets comprise a bigger chunk of the global drug trade than ever before.
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Lynch says very fact that Ulbricht's defense dared question the drug war helped justify wildly harsh life sentence without parole
Author Nick Bilton misses the point on the dark net.
A review of American Kingpin and an interview with the author.
A "Dread Pirate Roberts" Was Using a Silk Road Account Even After Ross Ulbricht Was Arrested, Says His Mother Lyn Ulbricht
Further evidence for the defense theory of multiple Dread Pirate Robertses that could exculpate Ulbricht.
Ross Ulbricht's Conviction, Sentencing for Running Silk Road Should be Overturned, Argues New Reply Brief
Ulbricht's lawyer claims corruption on part of investigators, bad evidentiary decisions, Fourth Amendment violations, and grossly unreasonable sentencing demand reversal, new trial, or resentencing.
Ross Ulbricht's Sentencing Indecent, Based on Procedural and Substantive Errors, New Amicus Brief Argues
Drug Policy Alliance and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, others, speak out against Silk Road founder's absurd life sentence without parole.
FBI Beat Tor Anonymity Via Academic Research, According to Revelations from "Silk Road 2.0" Prosecution
Tor Project insists those vulnerabilities are not longer exploitable by law enforcement.
The defense team files an appeal.
Defense insists Ulbricht's trial denied him a fair defense of his theory of other potential Dread Pirate Roberts', and that his life sentence was unjustified and unconscionable.
A new Showtime series sounds pretty alarmist about everything that makes the Internet great.
An economist thinks about how online drug sales post-Silk Road will, and won't, change the illegal drug market.
Anonymous sites do $500,000 per day in deals that make the powers-that-be twitch
Q&A with Deep Web director Alex Winter.
Deep Web Director Alex Winter calls the sentencing an "injustice" that's "tantamount to torture."
Carl Mark Force had also inked a $240,000 movie deal about tracking down "Dread Pirate Roberts."
Other adjectives include 'irresponsible,' 'heavy-handed,' 'bullying'
Does Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht deserve a life sentence? And how exactly did the government prove its case?
And read the prosecution's sentencing letter to get a sense of how revolutionary Silk Road was.
Hints at appeals strategy and that untried murder for hire accusations shaped the absurdly excessive life sentence.
Even Though There is No Reason Not to Believe It.
The sentence is a miscarriage of justice, and will likely harm drug users down the road.
"Things like Silk Road that Help Erode the Horrendous Drug War will Continue to Change Policy on a Big Level." Alex Winter on his New Documentary Deep Web
The documentarian chronicles the rise, fall, and importance of Silk Road.
Ulbricht lawyer Dratel asks for sentencing postponement, and wants to argue about lives potentially saved via Silk Road.
What Effect Should the Revelations About Silk Road Investigators' Crimes Have Had on Ross Ulbricht's Trial?
Any Libertarian Seemed Suspicious in the Hunt for "Dread Pirate Roberts"