And so timezones screwed me over and I’ve just woken up to the news that the Dread Pirate Roberts has been arrested. I haven’t even had my second coffee yet, nor have I been able to digest what’s happened, but I’m pretty sure my blog is well on its way to most hits ever for a day.
I’m getting quite a few hits from the UK’s Telegraph that is inventing weird stories about Silk Road providing access to real-life gladiator fights (not only do they not exist on the dark web, SR never even tried to scam anyone into believing they could provide access)
The 39-page Criminal Complaint and the 12-page FBI Indictment is available for all to see and apparently this is Ross Ulbricht, AKA Dread Pirate Roberts, Youtube page and videos. And of course, there are questions about which Dread Pirate Roberts he is.
The Silk Road forums hit their most users online ever today and there has been an outpouring of messages thanking Silk Road and DPR for the ride, many emotional and claiming the online black market saved their lives. Others are already setting up vendor accounts elsewhere on the dark web.
More to come.