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It turns out the conspiracy theorists were on to something. Classified documents provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency indeed worked urgently to target Bitcoin users around the world — and wielded at least one mysterious source of information to “help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins,”
originally posted by: MindBodySpiritComplex
unknown persons are using bitcoin’s blockchain to store and link to child abuse imagery, potentially putting the cryptocurrency in jeopardy.
Researchers from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany found that around 1,600 files were currently stored in bitcoin’s blockchain. Of the files least eight were of sexual content, including one thought to be an image of child abuse and two that contain 274 links to child abuse content, 142 of which link to dark web services.
“Our analysis shows that certain content, eg, illegal pornography, can render the mere possession of a blockchain illegal,” the researchers wrote. “Although court rulings do not yet exist, legislative texts from countries such as Germany, the UK, or the USA suggest that illegal content such as child abuse imagery can make the blockchain illegal to possess for all users.”
“Since all blockchain data is downloaded and persistently stored by users, they are liable for any objectionable content added to the blockchain by others. Consequently, it would be illegal to participate in a blockchain-based systems as soon as it contains illegal content,” the researchers wrote.
Child abuse imagery found within bitcoin's blockchain
originally posted by: SideEyeEverything
a reply to: LurkNoMore
I want to read that map. But whenever I see it I just kinda zone out. So much to look at and I don’t know how to navigate it. Will try again at home after work....
Thanks for the additional links!!
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Speaking of Big "BOOM" firings...Zuckerberg could be going down soon.
Just a thought.
originally posted by: Skyfloating
Mar 09 2018 06:20:45
Some platforms will collapse under own weight of illegal activities.
Mar 09 2018 06:24:20
Track inside sales/divestitures.
Watch the sell-off/liquidity events.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: ketsuko
The more I read about the creepy sheriff and Broward County in general, the sicker they seem. IMO, there is baaad mojo around there.
originally posted by: wanderingconfusion
a reply to: Skyfloating
I think the Clinton's are running scared. One of their mouthpieces hit me up on twitter last night. Did you see my post? It was from Public Citizen.