Anarchy in Austin with Lyn Ulbricht

Join us for our conversation with Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht.

Ross is currently bearing an imprisonment term of double life + 40 years for his alleged involvement with The Silk Road, the world’s first modern open market on the darknet. Ross sought to create a marketplace freed from arbitrary state restraint by the internet and cryptocurrency, where buying and selling illegal goods could be safer and more transparent.

For his daring, he was charged with money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, and procuring murder against someone who was threatening him. Importantly the charge of procuring murder was removed from the indictment though the evidence was nonetheless factored into his sentence.

Filmed spring 2016.