Child Abuse Content in Bitcoin Blockchain
March 21, 2018
Authors of the article published by groups form Aachen and Frankfurt University assert, sexual images and links to child pornography attached to bitcoin transactions may criminalize crypto industry in general.
“Bitcoin’s blockchain contains at least eight files with sexual content. While five files only show, describe, or link to mildly pornographic content, we consider the remaining three instances objectionable for almost all jurisdictions: Two of them are backups of link lists to child pornography, containing 274 links to websites, 142 of which refer to Tor hidden services”, the document runs.
Bitcoin transactions usually contain small data batches with only 1 600 files stored currently at blockchain. “Sexual” content makes up 0.5% of the total volume which is sufficient to file cases against all Bitcoin user in some countries.