Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by rikgrimsby
If they really wanted to arrest and stop child pornography, which they obviously don't want to, they should start arresting people using the
underworld currency to purchase unlawful and immoral things.
If I understand correctly, bitcoins are designed to be pretty hard to track. Beyond that, the "darkweb" and its denizens go there for the increased
anonymity -- it's much harder to find out who they are and where they are.
Even if there are secret tracing protocols in place that allow that, the people buying these things are small fry; the governments would want to be
going after the people SELLING them. To even produce that kind of filth, they have to be pretty resourceful and have money laundering out the wazoo.
So you have to lay down a wire. Seek your way up to the big fish.
Who knows.... That iceberg could be Leviathan's air conditioner.