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Our book club this month is American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton.
"In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything—drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons—free of the government’s watchful eye.
It wasn’t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone could buy and sell contraband detection-free..."
Location for this book club is TBD. Let's see closer to the date how Covid is behaving and if we want to do a virtual event or in-person. If you feel like hosting an in-person event, please let me know.
If you don't have time to read the book, there is a movie (available via Hulu) that is about the same topic/inspired by the book. See: https://www.hulu.com/movie/silk-road-fd583fce-34ab-436a-b752-6f8930687433