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Nick Bilton (2017)

Nick Bilton is a British-American journalist and author. He is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, where he writes features and columns for the magazine and website. He co-wrote the 2015 Vanity Fair New Establishment List.

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About the Nick Bilton Interview

I recently wrote a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. Through thousands of hours of research and interviews and millions of words of documents and chat logs, I was able to tell the complete story of Ross and the rise and fall of Silk Road. It all started when a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched "a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them." He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web and was christened as the Dread Pirate Roberts. The site grew at a tremendous pace, soon processing hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of drugs, hacking software, forged passports, guns, grenades, poisons and possibly even people's body parts. Ask me anything.

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Nick Bilton May 03, 2017