>This is the dude who paid to have multiple people killed? No. Not at all. They didn't even charge him with that, not even with an attempt to solicit it, as they did *not* have sufficient evidence. More than 1 person used the DPR moniker and there were undercover agents who were doing things worse than Ross & barely got punished. If they had any solid evidence of him hiring anyone for killing they would have absolutely charged him with it, but they couldn't. Ross got a terrible deal though, because in sentencing the judge referred to those accusations even though he hadn't been charged with it so didn't have an opportunity to defend himself against the accusation.
You just edited it you fraud. Who's the dunce? You literally just proved yourself to be a fraud. It said "murders that were done" and now you changed it to "thought they were done" 😂😂😂😂😂. You really thought you would get away with that? How dumb are you? Here's some facts for you since you are obviously new (and a fraud): 1. There were multiple people using the DPR account. You probably didn't know this since you just googled it. 2. Those charges were dropped. Why would they be dropped if they had him dead to rights? Because they know they couldn't prove it. 3. You can't convict someone on theoretical charges. You get your day in court . That's how it works. Ross got a disproportionate amount of time. 4. You're a complete fraud for editing and changing your comment when you got caught in a lie.
None of this is proven. There is a reason he was never charged with anything of the sort. The court wouldn’t even hear the evidence because of how flimsy it was and the governments inability to prove Ross was responsible for the text files ordering the hit. Multiple people had access to the DPR account, including rogue government employees who were later imprisoned
Propaganda works so well, it’s depressing to see this as a popular opinion on reddit. DPR, was fucked over politically, slandered, and libeled. This was so similar to what putin did to Navalny, and most people can’t see it. There is absolutely no proof of this.
Yet these supposedly honorable agents are also some of the ones that protected their corrupt buddies for so long from the crypto journalists researching Silk Road. As the journalists uncovered fbi and gov agents with access to the DPR account, these fbi heroes covered for them. An agent not Ross was sending messages with the account. So I don't care. They let Ruja threaten and attack journalists and crypto executives physically in the US on top of it. They can go promote their bullshit elsewhere. They are corrupt.
Some interesting ones from earlier days: April 5th, 1975 — Satoshi Nakamoto is allegedly born in Japan 9/19/1999 — An anonymous post describes a very Bitcoin-like solution on the Cypherpunk mailing list 10 years before Satoshi, citing the same sources August 15th, 2010 — Someone erroneously minted themselves 184 billion Bitcoin (and Satoshi + devs patched the code and completed a soft fork of the chain in about 5 hours.) December 10, 2010 — PC world publishes an article about Bitcoin, and Wikileaks "kicks the hornets nest" February 9. 2011 — Bitcoin hits $1 April 1, 2012 — Miners stuck at block height 170,060 October 1, 2013 — Silk Road / DPR downfall December 18, 2013 — GameKyuubi misspells the word "HOLD", changing the world forever Mar 6, 2014 — Dorian Nakamoto earns his free lunch August 28, 2014 — Hal Finney enters cryostasis October 6, 2014 — The slaying of the Bearwhale July 30, 2015 — Ethereum's initial release date Jan 14, 2016 — Mike Hearn rage quits the ecosystem July 12, 2017 — Buy Bitcoin sign / Janet Yellen August 1, 2017 — The block size debate ends in a fork
https://www.wired.com/2015/02/read-transcript-silk-roads-boss-ordering-5-assassinations/ So are these court transcripts completely fake? Are they the other DPR and not Ulbricht? Are they the FBI framing him? Let me know man, seems to me he is organizing multiple murders for hire here, but feel free to go on with your whataboutisms
I only know of the one fictional person, and this is the only instance of DPR trying to hire a hitman that is mentioned in any of the court proceedings, the (ostensibly complete) chat logs or any other publicly available media I have ever seen in regards to this. If there are any add. instances, I'd appreciate if you could let me know your sources so I can educate myself. Thank you!
Anything Token is very likely a scam. Very few tokens are not a scam. I would flip the mattress researching the project and learning how it doesn't make sense. I wrote about helium around this time last year. I warned people that these mining devices cost no less than $40 and that it's very likely a ponzi scheme unless they have real clients and lots of them. The cost of using data as a client is extremely cheap and it would take thousands of clients to see money. DPR is another scam. Does helium have potential? No. We already have other technology using the LoRaWan for same purpose. You don't need 90% of current hnt hotspot to offer the same coverage. We even have tested Dogecoin Nodes doing transactions over the LoRaWan network for free.
Ive learned...if I had a time machine Don't invest in planetwatch Time wonderland Animal farm Klima DAO Splassive Nodle cash Any of the "matic" defi Any binance chain defi Power nodes Thor node DPR vpn Don't listen to YouTubers Maybe bad investments into drip and hex but jury still out Wasn't into NFTs thank god. Keep to bitcoin, eth some alts, gold, stocks n shares. Beans and guns good buy...
Yes. I never bought btc back in the SR days. Thought it was a scam. But when DPR was busted the price crashed to like $100. I was one of those redditers back then who looked at btc as a scam. I thought they were all stupid buying some fake coin for even $50. SR was intriguing…what was weird is that the Bitcoin angle was what was odd to me. And when I finally jumped in in Dec, 2017 a 16k btc looked to me back then like a $500k Bitcoin would look and feel like right now. Then it started crashing like a month later. (16,328.19) Dec 8, 2017. I jumped in finally and it was almost the top.
I take it pretty serious. Although i only own btc and then a bunch of altcoin miners. I am keeping the mined tokens in the respective altcoins until the next bullrun. Tokens i am mining: MXC, HNS, STC, DPR and unfortunately HNT.
Zoom out. When DPR was busted everyone in the SR sub was saying btc would never recover. It was over. It fell to about $100 then ended the day at $124. Many believed it would never get past $200 ever again. That was in 2013. Still feels like yesterday to me. Time flies. One day you decide to join Reddit. The next day it’s 12 years later. We are good.
tldr; Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill that bans the use of digital financial assets such as Bitcoin and digital utility rights (DPR) as a method of payment in Russia. The legislation will go into effect 10 days after being published in the government's gazette. The bill prohibits the issuance of digital assets and the creation of platforms to trade them. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
>All BTC seized by USA authorities is auctioned by the US Marshal. The auctions are not secret That happened for exactly one: DPR/Silkroad seizure, and there is no report about any other since then. Go find out where those funds from MTGOX shakedown I linked to, or the funds they took from BTC-e. You won't find them because they don't exist and you'd know that if you were around that time.
>Paranoid conspiracy trash Its not a theory, it's speculation at best. What isn't speculative is the continual seizure of BTC by the State, and the fact that the US government has been one of the largest holders of seized BTC in all of the World: the real question is what do they do with it? The US sold (some) of DPR's coins but they have taken lots from other DNMs and other exchanges like MTGOX and BTC-e since then. Where I think this models plays out is in N. Korea, but that is the only place I can see this being the case because of a ruined economy that is sanctioned and only propped up by the CCP but its hard to see that being the case when you have the World reserve currency and near impunity to do so.
I finally had time on a trip to listen to this and some of what Balaji seems really out there... but what rather than focus on that and question its merits as it requires a longer time line, I'd rather focus on the part of Nation States seizing funds. This has been becoming more commonplace since DPR and MTGOX. I'm convinced that with all the hacks and leaks the US is probably one of the biggest whales and uses it to fund it's Black OPs for the intelligence agencies while at the same time trying to portray it as a thing only criminals will use. As we saw in Ukraine in the Maidan and now with the Russian invasion if you need to move money (from small txs to millions) and have it on the ground when central banks fail and impose capital controls then BTC has been the most effective tool.
I was here on the SR sub back then. Didn’t buy because I thought it was stupid. Sure, cool to have stealth vendor ship some kush to your house but it all sounded like a scam. Back then btc was viewed as e-cash…that was super volatile. I’m sure a few were forced to hodl and were blown away by how much their btc was worth. After DPR was busted the price fell to like 100 bucks, but then recovered to 120. But most on the sub thought it was the end of btc. Except then more sights just popped up to replace SR.
Bunch of people on the SR sub said it was all over when DPR was busted. Mt Gox it also was all over…I mean, what did you expect the place was a magic the gathering exchange before btc. S Adoption Curve. Pull up that google. Look around. Go to a chart and get rid of the noise of the linear chart, switch to logarithmic view. But thanks for your insight. Screenshot your post. Check back in in 2030. Then read your post again. Trust me, 8 years on Reddit can fly by. Somehow I looked up and 12 years went by on this time sink of a site.
From what I understand, Force and Bridges apprehending Green after Force sent Green 1 kg of cocaine to implicate him. Then they used Green's password to steal money from DPR, implicating Green in the process. That led to DPR becoming worried that Green had given him up (which was true) and convinced him that Green was stealing from him. Which then led to Force being able to pose as a hitman and offer DPR first to beat up Green, and then stage Green's murder. So basically it was an elaborate ploy from government agents to convince DPR that his employee was stealing from him, and offer to beat him up and assassinate him. I suspect this was the reason DPR was never convicted of attempted murder, it was a setup from the start, in order to lead DPR to think that he has no choice but to order a hit. It didn't stand as evidence in court because both agents were found dirty, but the fact that "DPR ordered a hit" is widely repeated to implicate that DPR was rightfully convicted, although he was never convicted for ordering a hit. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/inside-silk-road-staged-assassinations
Please read page 21, under section [DPR's Willingness to Use Violence to Protect His Interests in Silk Road](https://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/UlbrichtCriminalComplaint.pdf). > On March 27, 2013, DPR wrote back: "In my eyes, FriendlyChemist is a liability and I wouldn't mind if he was executed. I'm not sure how much you already know about the guy, but I have the following info and am waiting on getting his address." DPR provided a name for FriendlyChemist and stated that he lived in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, with "Wife+ 3 kids." DPR added: "Let me know if it would be helpful to have his full address." > Several hours later on March 29, 2013, DPR sent a message to "redandwhite," stating that "FriendlyChemist" is "causing me problems," and adding: "I would like to put a bounty on his head if it's not too much trouble for you. What would be an adequate amount to motivate you to find him? Necessities like this do happen from time to time for a person in my position." Unless the FBI fabricated all those chat logs, he was clearly ordering a murder.
It bordered on entrapment, because the apparent hitman was an undercover agent posing as a criminal. From a legal perspective the conspiracy charges were more straightforward, as he was engaged in conspiracy before law enforcement got involved. But from a moral perspective, a lot of people opposed to the war on drugs look at how DPR/RU was willing to kill people and don't want to make his case their prime example of how drugs laws are unjust.
Fortis Economy on JUNO is the fastest I have ever seen. Lasted 2 weeks before implosion. It was giving 10% DPR (not year but daily) on some pools. Printed a shit load of money and plenty of people got utterly fucked of course I was smart enough to cash out and buy ATOM but alas... not smart enough
Next step: implement crypto where you can. “Every single transaction that takes place outside the nexus of state control is a victory for those individuals taking part in the transaction,” DPR Speculation is not even crypto currency involvement
Until they force you to give up what you have to pay your restitution, like DPR. I posted this earlier. https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/ubrymv/ross_ulbricht_made_a_deal_to_give_up_ownership_of/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share $3B to pay a $183M restitution.
He was convicted of other things. The point remains Ross was proven to be DPR. DPR is on record requesting ppl to be murdered. Just so happens the parties involved were fake, their actual identities completely unknown, and no actual murders were thought to have happened. Just a weird thing to pursue when the person is already being handed multiple life sentences. Waste of resources with zero affected parties who were never tracked down. Just known conversations
It’s never been proven Ross was the only person under DPR alias, it could have also been someone else. If they spread the idea Ross was a killer it was much easier to throw him into prison and make an example of him on what happens to people that try stuff like this. If he wasn’t labeled as a killer most people would see him as a hero. They don’t want that.
No I think any end to governments is a greater good. No matter how dreamy we want this change over to be... its probably not going to be beautiful, wanted, or ideal. Even at the base of it....you think this super old families that have been in power for quite some time are just going to roll over? Id wager they WOULD rather send the world into a mass World War in hopes to stop, secure or kill off the wealth transfer that this will bring. Im sorry I am emotional detached from Ukraine... its about the entire world never being in this situation again because of governments. This isn't just Russias fault. Plenty of blame goes West just as much as East. The only thing that could truly end it....is if the people waging war woke up broke and couldn't use nation states to control others. Ukraine included, they wouldn't respect the Independence of the regions who asked for it. TWICE in writing. When Catalonia aaked for Independence reddit was backing them 10000% and hating on Spain for military & economic pressure, but when Ukraine Armed Forces started shelling the DPR days after they announced Independence.... no one said a thing. I would recommend anyone look into the timeline of events before downvoting. Crypto would take the power away from both sides Russia AND Ukraine who is just a puppet for a proxy War for the west. That's the sad reality. Sure loss of life sucks but if it makes the world change...so may it be.
Shit. Fortis is done for. They just unleashed the dungeon and it’s buggy as hell. I was able to skip all the way down to the 8th Level for the 140% DPR. Heard some people were able to arbitrage the shit out of it when it first opened. Either way. Doesn’t look good…
Thank you! 100% there were guns in the early days of the SR but then it was removed and I recall seeing a bulletin from DPR basically saying he removed the guns because it was causing drama/conflict and was attracting too much attention. Even when the weapons were up, like you said, they were shit and everyone knew there was a 98% chance the listing was created by LE (aka entrapment).
Firearms were bought & sold on the SR during it’s early days however the site updated/removed this listing category later on (fortunately as the site started to get more popular). Source: I recall browsing the SR firearms section. Also remember when it was removed, reading a bulletin from DPR about it.
In 2008 I went through meth addiction and ended up homeless... ​ My path to meth was quite short. I've tried ecstasy when I was 20 and really liked it and I wanted more. My dealer said he has no ecstasy but he has something different - meth. So I tried it and got addicted to the point I lost everything and lived few months on streets sleeping outside. Eventually I got back into normal life thanks to my friend and my own hard work, moved abroad and got clean. At the same time in 2013 I discovered Silkroad and bitcoin and still never tried meth again. ​ So if you want to know real life story, yes, buying drugs online IS safer and probably saved MANY lifes of many dudes who would otherwise end up homeless just like me. I always admired DPR and his approach and I feel sorry for Ross Ulbricht who paid incredibly harsh price for helping so many people.
First time I am seeing DPR . 40% Daily , lmao. Ponzis be wild out there on JUNO, which btw, is gonna be one of the places to be next seasons. What happened to BNB is gonna happen to JUNO. Moon, FUD,moon with a myriad of shitcoins mooning, rugpulls and legit projects coming to it
He would have gotten that sentence if he hadn’t pretend to be innocent. He claims to this very day to not be DPR, yet the evidence against him was overwhelming. He was offered a plea deal that would have gotten him out in hardly any time, but no. You should read his statement to the Court before sentencing. It was a masterpiece of privileged arrogance, and the judge said so. No one wanted to see this guy go to jail forever. But then he dared the Court to do it and the Court obliged. What else is there to say?
Curious if all this assistance stops this madness. Will all the people who suddenly care about Ukraine also demand they stop the killings in DPR and stand up against the nazi elements int heir military? It's interesting to see this all play out on Reddit, where all these nazi hunters can't even see the real nazis.
First of all, thanks for the questions. 1. I do not consider the territory of Ukraine to be Russian land. The Russian Empire, the USSR constantly occupied my country. Ukrainians made numerous attempts to gain independence, and received it in 1991. 2. I condemn the invasion, but I am rather neutral towards Russian citizens, because even if they express hatred towards Ukraine and Ukrainians, this is the fault of state propaganda. In Russia there are both good and bad people, so you should not judge by nationality. 3. Yes, I am currently in Ukraine. 4. Russia must return the so-called LPR and DPR to Ukraine, because Russia controls them, provides them with weapons, supplies, military. 5.These territories were occupied by Russian mercenaries and placed under the control of a puppet regimes. The so-called referendum was held without international observers, in violation of the norms of the Ukrainian constitution and was not recognized by most countries of the world. 6. Ukraine has been at war with Russia for 8 years. But after the signing of the Minsk agreements in 2015, it was a hybrid warfare. In April 2021, Russia began to build up troops on the border with Ukraine, in the occupied Crimea and in friendly Belarus. In the summer of 2021, there was a de-escalation of the tension, but Russia again began to build up troops in the autumn in order to violate the Minsk agreements on February 21 by recognizing the DPR and LPR, and attack Ukraine today.
Sorry. Probably should’ve used their real name - force of habit. DPR (Dread Pirate Roberts) = Ross Ulbricht. aka the guy who created Silk Road, the first darknet marketplace website that utilized both Tor and Bitcoin escrow to facilitate buying/selling of drugs mostly. He was sentenced to a double life sentence without the possibility of parole, all for running/creating the site - an unfairly harsh and straight up cruel sentencing imo. He made a simple, dumb mistake that led to his arrest. When the website was created, he used an alt account to announce the site, and made forum posts asking for support to help further develop and maintain the site. In his post asking for help he supplied an email address for people to contact if interested, and that email address contained his full name. He apparently forgot all about that post - was still visible for all to see if they looked hard enough - that was the key piece of evidence that allowed the feds to uncover DPR’s real identity (being Ross Ulbricht) and build a case against him for his arrest/conviction.
People get sloppy and lazy. Especially technically sophisticated ones. "I'm behind 9 proxies" leads to a feeling of comfort since you've taken "sufficient" precautions. Right after the theft people will be SUPER paranoid and incredibly careful. After 6 years and facing a very large amount of work to wash that many coins? You start taking shortcuts to make the process easier. Plus they had to be the only people with access to do the washing. Can't just farm it out because $4B is WAY too tempting and neither of them is exactly a terrifying figure. El Chapo has a hard time keeping his launderers in line despite a well earned reputation for violence and torture. These nerds? So people look for ways to streamline their work flow. Be more productive. Between the Feds owning AlphaBay and these nerds sending money and giftcards to accounts tied to their real names... It's like DPR hiring an FBI agent as his second employee. After that it was all over, just took a little while for DPR to find out.
> It would be baffling for someone to be proficient enough to hack $70 million dollars and subsequently make mistakes like storing a seed in the cloud. On the other hand, it would also be baffling to hand these guys the whole 120k bitcoin to launder for you, unless you just wanted to wash your hands of the whole thing and didn't care for money. Summed up my thoughts exactly. What a strange situation. Now I’m just really interested to hear their side of the story. Like why else would they be in control of these if these wallets if they didn’t commit the crime. And if they did commit the crime, how in the hell are you rocking such terrible OpSec. Guess it really was just a matter of time though - it was for sure the hottest wallet(s) in all of crypto at the end of the day. No one in hell they’d be cashing out safely if not connected to a large criminal organization. Just look at DPR, and his dumb mistake that inevitably got him caught. You can only remain anon for so long when there’s a *huge* target on your back. So I’m more inclined to believe those convicted were directly involved in the hack, opposed to believing they were put in charge of laundering what they could. I could be wrong, but yeah, hoping we’ll be able to read about the full story one day.
Ok there. I was around when DPR's coins were auctioned off, even that number of coins absolutely fucked the price for months as they were sold off in lots. And with those there wasn;t the fear attached to the original mined Satoshi coins. They don't even have to be put up for sale, just moved to a newer address and the shit WILL hit the fan...because now we would know that a real person has control of those addresses. They can NEVER move.
Two real world uses that are different than the majority are Helium and Deeper network. Helium is a token rewarded to people that run radio antennas at their homes or business essentially providing coverage for the helium connectivity network. You can purchase an antenna, set it up, then be paid in helium tokens depending on how useful your antenna is. The Deeper network coin is a similar hardware focused token that focuses on VPN services. You purchase a network device that attach to your router. This provides VPN services that are decentralized. You are awarded DPR tokens for using this device. They require a staking of tokens to be eligible for rewards. There are other similar use cases out there such as decentralized cloud storage where to stake a portion of hard drive space. These are just a few uses.
I'm new to crypto this year - as least as far as investing into, mining, etc. I've been familiar enough over the years to know what it was, but only recently started partaking in the community. I wish there was more conversation on things such as HNT miners, DPR's DPN, etc. These things fascinate me, are practical in their uses, combine wonderful tech with blockchain, and I feel don't get near as much attention as they should. I understand the need for hopium posts to keep up morale, but I'd rather explore and read up on new projects than "listen to the same song, second verse" over and over - those posts don't do it for me.
It's not even that complicated. For the average nerd tax payer like us...they just put you in jail indefinitely under contempt of refusing a court order to give up your coins. Don't have your password? Be prepared to stay there a long time while your outside life disintegrates. DPR couldn't hold out...I'm betting none of us would either.
No. [The Dark Side Of The Silk Road](https://youtu.be/GpMP6Nh3FvU) In short, this guy was a drug lord in the making and tried to get multiple people killed. The transactions are in the blockchain. >Thank you R&W. I've only ever commissioned the one other hit, so I'm still learning this market. I have no problem putting my faith in you and I am sure you will do a good job. The exchange rate is above 90 right now, so at $90/btc, $150k is about 1670 btc. If the market tanks in the next few days, I will send more. Here are some random numbers for a picture: 83746102 Here is the transaction # for 1670 btc to 1MwvS1idEevZ5gd428TjL3hB2kHaBH9WTL 4a0a5b6036c0da84c3eb9c2a884b6ad72416d1758470e19fb1d2fa2a145b5601 Good luck and be safe, DPR They havn't prosecuted him on that yet, so I assume that if he would get clemency, they pull him back in on those charges, especially now that they have found "RedAndWhite" Fuck him.
The prosecution was never able to prove Ross authored any of the online anonymous chats and text files the allegations solely relied on. There is hard evidence and testimony—even from the government’s lead investigator—showing that multiple people operated the top administrator account under the “DPR” handle. In addition, Maryland is where rampant corruption occurred and the allegations were based on information provided by corrupt agent Carl Mark Force, who had unfettered access to Silk Road and admittedly took over accounts and “sought deliberately to undermine the integrity of the ongoing investigation.” Carl Force and Shaun Bridges, another corrupt agent, had full admin privileges to Silk Road, meaning they could usurp control of any account, including that of DPR, and change anything in the Silk Road database, such as forum posts and chat messages. Both Force and Bridges were sent to prison for their crimes related to the Silk Road investigation. The now-dismissed, unprosecuted Maryland indictment referenced the alleged planned “murder” of Curtis Green, a Silk Road administrator. When the government filed a criminal complaint against Force in March 2015, it revealed that Force had “faked Green’s death,” and as with the other accusations, no one was actually killed. Curtis Green himself, the only alleged “victim” ever identified in these false allegations used against Ross, is a longtime, fervent supporter of Ross’s release. In a 2018 public interview, Curtis Green revealed how his own chat logs had been manipulated, presumably by Bridges or Force. “I went through all my old posts from me, and I didn’t write that…It looked totally foreign to me…It didn’t ring a bell…And it was all very detrimental, it made me look bad.”  In the same interview, Green added: “When I saw the [murder-for-hire] transcripts,” they were “[in line with Force’s] narrative, exactly what he portrayed. So was it there or did they put it there?