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Further activity attributed to Mr Ulbricht took place on Stack Overflow – a question-and-answer website for programmers – where a user named Frosty asked questions about intricate coding that later became part of the source code of Silk Road.

BBC News: Silk Road: How FBI closed in on suspect Ross Ulbricht

Even the finest programmers could use a little help from their friends on Stack Overflow now and then. The site, which invites users to ask and answer one another’s questions about specific coding problems, has become a global hub for software engineers, catering to pros and amateurs alike. Silk Road mastermind “Dread Pirate Roberts,” it seems, was no exception.

Future Tense: Silk Road’s Dread Pirate, Ross Ulbricht, asked Stack Overflow question under real name.

And of course: Did the Stack Exchange staff members assist in the apprehension of Ross Ulbricht?