Criminals are reportedly abducting the 'cryptorich' to steal their Bitcoin

A number of thieves across the globe are reportedly harassing — and, in some cases, abducting — people that have become rich trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, according to a report in The New York Times. One of Bitcoin's properties is that although transactions themselves are traceable, …
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Nobody blames a currency when criminals launder money, but if they used BitCoin suddenly it’s a BitCoin problem

The same happened to the internet. If someone was murdered by someone they met on the internet, media blames the internet.

20 years later people are over it because they all use the internet now.

Will we ever get impartial news? When are people going to stop forgetting society always does this?

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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

Bitcoin is now apparently too mainstream for criminals and cyber-gangsters

As banks and mainstream investors embrace bitcoin, helping fuel the heady gains of the world's best-known cyrptocurrency in 2017, some of its earliest adopters — criminals — have started banking elsewhere, Bloomberg reports. The problem for the criminal underground is that bitcoin's blockchain …
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EU Report: Criminals Lack the Skill to Use Cryptocurrencies (deepd.tw)

A recent EU SNRA report [pdf] outlined the current risks in the terrorist financing (TF) and money laundering (ML) sectors. The European Commission report briefly outlined virtual currencies (VCs) and then boldly claimed that “criminal organizations” avoided them due to the “high technology required.” Criminals want to use virtual currencies such as

Bitcoin