Child Porn Found in Bitcoin Blockchain

Researchers from RWTH Aachen University said this week that they had found hundreds of links to images involving child sexual abuse on Bitcoin’s blockchain which may be considered objectionable in almost all jurisdictions.

The German researchers added that they also found other files which may violate privacy and copyright laws. This could potentially make Bitcoin illegal.

Crypto-currency expert at Cambridge University Garrick Hileman said the presence of illegal content on Bitcoin’s blockchain had been known for awhile. However, this would mean that a lot of users may have local copies of the illegal files on their computers.

Source: BBC

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