29 May '15, 10pm

We talked to Alex Winter about the Ulbricht sentencing. via @WSJMoneyBeat #SilkRoad #bitcoin

wasn’t a dry courtroom proceeding . For three hours, the two sides had an emotional debate on what Mr. Winter called the “the idealism of privacy and anonymity” and the government’s response to that. Mr. Ulbricht – who says he created the site but sold if after a few months – has said he created it in the interest of fostering privacy and believed if people weren’t harming others they should have the right to buy or sell whatever they wanted. The government countered forcefully, bringing forth the parents of one man who died after buying drugs on the Silk Road, an example of the harm the site did do.

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