Bitcoin could become illegal

in #bitcoin4 years ago

Bitcoin could become illegal

Just came across this article this morning, and was very shocked!

https://www.sciencealert.com/bitcoin-illegal-almost-everywhere-after-shocking-blockchain-discovery-child-pornography

"An analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain [...] has revealed this vast trove of data is irrevocably tainted with unremovable links to illegal child pornography, which are inevitably distributed among and by all users of the currency."

"In their analysis, the researchers uncovered more than 1,600 inserted files on the blockchain, over 99 percent of which are texts or images, including links to child pornography, copyright violations, privacy violations and more."

"Our analysis shows that certain content, eg. illegal pornography, can render the mere possession of a blockchain illegal," the team writes in its paper.

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Looks like a move away from bitcoin and to another cryptocurrency is in order!

Any suggestions?

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For future viewers: price of bitcoin at the moment of posting is 8306.50USD