One of the most successful investors in the world is publicly calling for the release of the Silk Road creator https://t.co/dGstev5b9I $BTC $ETH $XRP $BNB — CryptoGryphon (@cryptogryphon) December 5, 2019
Free this entrepreneur, Ross Ulbricht. He has been in prison for about 5 years. That is enough. I cry when my dog… https://t.co/BETrKvx8UM — Tim Draper (@TimDraper) September 21, 2019
Now, he gave an effusive response:
Free Ross, baby! Get him out. We need entrepreneurs like that guy! Get him out of jail! Why do we put these really extraordinary people in jail? We need their minds, their energy, their life force. Get him free. Who knows what else he could’ve come up with?
However, Ross is serving a life sentence for his role in creating and maintaining the notorious marketplace that operated on the dark web and used cryptocurrency transactions to let people buy and sell contraband.
“I get that he’s got to be an example, and he stepped over the line, but he’s been in jail for a while. Get him out. I cry when my cat goes into a cage, it tears my heart out when these prisoners go into cages.”