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American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

American Kingpin:  The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

by Nick Bilton,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2017

In a June 1, 2011, blog post on Gawker, Adrian Chen revealed that drugs could be bought and sold online "like books or light bulbs. Welcome to Silk Road." A few days later, standing next to two oversized printouts of the Silk Road website, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer warned that the one-stop shop was "the most brazen attempt to peddle drugs online that we have ever seen."

 

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