World Crypto Con: Lyn Ulbricht on Freeing Her Son, Ross

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Welcome to the World Crypto Con Spotlight series. Today's guest: Lyn Ulbricht.

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World Crypto Con (WCC) is a platform for industry leaders to share their knowledge of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, as well as introduce their projects to the world. WCC welcomes both experts and novices to attend; there's something for everyone. Our World Crypto Con Spotlight series will be focusing on moments from the conference, speaking to headliners about their experience with WCC. Thanks to World Crypto Con, we at had the pleasure of interviewing Lyn Ulbricht, politcal activist and mother of Ross Ulbricht. Fighting for her son's rights, as well as the rights of thousands harmed by flaws in the justice system, Lyn is the very definition of a Super Mom. Today, Lyn will be giving you a sneak peek at her WCC talk and telling us a little more about what Ross Ulbricht's case means for all of us.

World Crypto Con Spotlight: Lyn Ulbricht

Q: Lyn, can you tell us a little about Ross in your eyes?

A: I love Ross dearly, and not just because he's my son. He is an exceptionally fine person, and I fervently hope that all the people at World Crypto Con will eventually have the opportunity to meet him and see this for themselves. Ross is kind, compassionate, idealistic and intelligent. Go to the Meet Ross page for more about who he really is. And please check out the 100 letters written about him by people who actually know him. These show the real Ross, rather than the character portrayed by the government and much of the media.

Q: You want to talk about the dangerous precedents being set regarding his case and how we are all impacted by them. So what are they?

A: Ross' case involves many important precedents that will impact us all going into the digital age, including privacy, due process rights, and much more.

Q: Does Bitcoin have a positive or negative effect on our world in your opinion?

A: Positive.

Q: Do you/would you trade in cryptocurrencies yourself?

A: If I trusted myself to do it well I would.

Q: Ross Ulbricht’s dark-net site the Silk Road is now offline. Would you start a new one if you could?

A: No.

Q: Do you believe in the importance of anonymity?

A: Absolutely. We are fast approaching a full-on surveillance state. Without privacy, we are not free.

Q: What are you most interested in seeing at World Crypto Con?

A: My favorite part of conferences is the people: reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. I particularly look forward to thanking Charlie Lee for supporting Ross' petition for clemency; and also meeting the great conference organizers who have been so supportive of Ross and my work to free him.

Thanks again to World Crypto Con for the opportunity and to Lyn Ulbricht for taking the time to speak with us. Lyn Ulbricht will be a keynote speaker on November 2nd, leading the discussion on 'Silk Road "The Pioneer and the Aftermath."' >> Check out more World Crypto Con interviews! Featured image: WorldCryptoCon

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