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Lyn Ulbricht is a political activist and advocate for individual freedom, privacy and criminal justice reform. She is also the mother of Ross Ulbricht, who is serving double life without parole for all non-violent charges associated with his role in the Silk Road website, which was arguably the first proof of concept of Bitcoin. Having seen her only son caged for life after a trial riddled with proven corruption, Lyn is dedicated to fighting not only for Ross’ freedom, but for the thousands who have been victimized by the flawed U.S. criminal justice system. She strives to direct awareness to the important precedents set with Ross’s high-profile case, issues that will impact freedom and privacy in the digital age. Lyn has spoken at numerous events in several countries; appeared on many TV, radio and podcast shows— including Reason TV, CNN, HuffPost Live and Fox; and been interviewed by major and alternative media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Buzzfeed, John Stossel and The Guardian. She is also prominently featured in the documentary Deep Web. When not working to raise awareness and support, Lyn focuses on raising funds for legal and other costs and gaining signatures for Ross’s clemency petition through www.freeross.org.View the profile
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