I just finished American Kingpin, the book about Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the Silk Road.
It was an amazing book. I read it in one sitting, which I rarely do.
After finishing the book, I wanted to learn more…not satisfied with the 9 hours of reading I’d just done.
So, after doing some research, I came across this site. I’m still trying to figure out what it is, but it it’s a super comprehensive timeline of Ross and Silk Road as well as tons of documents on the case.
Here are my two favorite parts:
As you may know, I’m obsessed with numbers. Specifically, I love financials, so it’s super cool to see Ross’s bank info here.
According to the book, in only two years the Silk Road (which is basically eBay for drugs) did over $1 billion in sales (at the time bitcoin was $100-$400), netting Ross about 600,000 in bitcoin. And since bitcoin is now a staggering $10k per coin, Ross’s cut would now be worth over $6b.
Anyway, it’s super cool to see Ross Ulbricht’s net worth here.
And, if you’re looking for a helluva read, give American Kingpin a look.