Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht, who is currently serving his prison term in a United States penitentiary, has previously sought help from some highly influential people in the cryptospace, with Roger Ver being one of them. Bitcoin Cash [BCH] proponent, Roger Ver, has been quite vocal about his support for the “darknet pirate,” calling him a genius and urging people to sign a petition for his release.
In a recent letter, Ulbricht thanked the CEO of Bitcoin.com for his support. Citing the the benefit concert organized by Ver, Ulbricht wrote,
“.. can you imagine if the president released me beforehand then I could crash the party and tell everyone prison stories and all my thoughts on the criminal justice reform there’s a lot to discuss prison doesn’t get easier but I am keeping my chin up with friends like you out there I feel it is just a matter of time before this nightmare is behind me.”
Criticizing the country’s law enforcement agencies, Ver said people getting together and writing down words on a piece of paper “did not alter reality.” He added,
” .. if people have the right to drink alcohol they have the right to smoke marijuana they have the right to smoke crack because their lives and their bodies belong to them and their lives and their bodies don’t belong to the politicians or the police officers.”
The former darknet market operator and the founder of Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, created the marketplace which allowed participants to evade government intervention by maintaining user anonymity leveraging Tor encryption and Bitcoin. The space enabled users on the network to disguise their identity and location, something that did not sit well with US law enforcement agencies.