Ross Ulbricht

Ross Ulbricht

American founder and administrator of the illicit online marketplace the Silk Road


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Ross William Ulbricht is an American convict who created and operated the darknet market website Silk Road from 2011 until his arrest in 2013. The site used Tor for anonymity and bitcoin as a currency and facilitated the sale of narcotics and other illegal sales. Ulbricht's online pseudonym was "Dread Pirate Roberts" after the fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride and its film adaptation.

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Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University

Public university in State College and multiple campuses in Pennsylvania, United States

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University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas

Public university in Dallas, Texas

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#2594 World Rank
Computer Science
#1981267 World Rank
#2363768 World Rank
#2412662 World Rank

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