Its been a bit over five years now since Ross Ulbricht was put behind bars. Ross was the founder of Silk Road, a dark web marketplace that listed all sorts of products and services, both legal and illegal. In as much as Silk Road facilitated some illegal activity, it was one of the pioneers of Bitcoin usage. Most users preferred being paid in Bitcoin as opposed to the dollar as it was more private and harder to trace.
Five years on, Ross has tried severally to plead his case, but the effort has been in vain. This time, he wrote a letter -yes, a handwritten letter, a rare sight in this internet age – to Roger Ver. Ver has been one of the most vocal supporters of Ross, calling for his release time and again.