American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Review
American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
One of Amazon’s Best-selling books is American Kingpin with a 4.5-star rating. It is the New York Times Best Seller because of the story behind the writing of the book. The book talks about a Programmer called Ross Ulbricht that built a billion-dollar drug empire from the shores of his room and was almost not caught. It was based on a real-life story written by Nick Bilton. Reading the title of the book, you certainly would know it had to do with drugs, but how does it relate with blockchain technology or Bitcoin?
Everything that transpired between the Dark web for trading drugs, counterfeit cash, etc. and the digital world was explained. Ross was said to leave behind over 2 billion digital words and images in the book; although, there were many twists and turns in the book, it still talked about how an ambitious criminal used a decentralized network to scam the government.
According to reviews from different authors who read American Kingpin, Ashlee Vance who is the author of Elon Musk said: “The author of the book, Nick Bilton obviously issued a real-life modern crime thriller. Even though the book moved at an amazing pace, it is fully packed with exquisite reporting as well as details. It creates a clear picture of the result of when an ambitious person or genius uses blockchain to its full potential – a complex interplay between good and evil.”
Features of American Kingpin.
1. Large-file size book with 343 pages