Want to know the REAL story behind dark web drugs market Silk Road? IAMA journalist and author on two books about Silk Road, the first one documenting its rise as it happened. I travelled the world to meet Silk Road’s top 4 lieutenants face-to-fac...
You may have recently seen the movie, which was a bit of fun, but the true story behind Silk Road has more twists and turns than any film could hope to cover.
I first came across Silk Road in 2011, and soon began to spend part of every single day there, beginning to write about it for newspapers in Australia in early 2012 and starting a book about it later that year.
My first book, Silk Road, was accepted by my publisher while Silk Road was still going strong. Ulbricht was arrested just as I was putting the finishing touches to it, so it had to become a “rise and fall” thing. However that came out long before the trial, where so many previous things were unknown.
After the trial, I travelled the world to meet Silk Road’s top four lieutenants face to face - one in Australia, one in Bangkok Central Prison, one fighting extradition in Ireland and one on house arrest in the USA.
The result was “The Darkest Web” which not only goes into the truth behind the rise and fall of Silk Road, but also delves into other parts of the Dark Web which are far more sinister.
My last AMA covered all things Dark Web and lots of interesting stuff covered. You're welcome to ask any general questions but I really wanna chat all things SILK ROAD. AMA!
**EDIT: THANKS EVERYONE, GOING INTO MEETINGS FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS, BUT WILL COME BACK TO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS. THERE'S NOTHING I LOVE TALKING ABOUT MORE!*\*