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Journalist Nick Bilton: Inside the Online Black Market

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The Commonwealth Club

555 Post St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair; Author, American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road; Twitter @nickbilton

Imagine a place where you can anonymously purchase drugs, hire hit men, and acquire forged passports counterfeit cash, guns, grenades and poisons. Journalist Nick Bilton has written about politics and power struggles behind the founding of Twitter. Now, he turns his investigative journalism to the story of Ross Ulbricht, the notorious and enigmatic founder of a drug empire and the Silk Road website. Bilton will divulge Ulbricht's rise and fall and what Ulbricht's story reveals about the clash of a libertarian-leaning web, where everything is decentralized, against the old world of government, law and order. He will also discuss what this could ultimately mean for all of us.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 6:00 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Notes: Photo by Justin Ouellette

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