Bitcoin [BTC]’s blockchain is allegedly accused – links to child porno found!

Bitcoin has been allegedly accused of carrying out many illegal activities. It was notoriously used for money laundering during the time of demonetization in India. Many people converted their black money into Bitcoins. Now a new illegality has sprung up regarding Bitcoins blockchain. Apparently, it provides links to child pornography. Some of the German researchers are of the opinion that this can seriously deter the development of technology associated with Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is undoubtedly the biggest name among cryptocurrencies and it is so because of its immutable blockchain. But, apart from the ‘normal’ messages which might include comments about famous personalities, Bitcoin’s blockchain appears to be filled with illicit content like child pornography. People who download the blockchain are actually inadvertently downloading hundreds of links to child pornography as well.

Being a decentralized platform, it may become very rigorous to regulate the content that is present in their network. Usually, the blockchain includes information regarding transactions and serves as a ledger, it also allows certain ‘coded messages’ to be incorporated into it.

This trend was actually set in motion by the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, who is popularly known by the name Satoshi Nakamoto, when a cryptic message was left saying “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”

Researchers conducted on this issue revealed that the blockchain contains a minimum of 8 files with sexual content out of which five are termed as mildly obscene whereas 3 have seriously objectionable content.

A research paper says:

“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 legal actions on this have not been confirmed as of now and the officials are reluctant to speak out on this issue. The researchers also brought out information pertaining to the news articles present on the blockchain which reports the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong in 2014.

A Twitterati comments:

“People like to mess around and this is such a bizarre thing to be doing on a multi-billion dollar platform. The people responsible are for no doubt complete wackos. Moreover who watches child porn? At least have some morality.”

Another user expressed his concerns by saying:

“Also, the preferable term is “child abuse images” or “non-consensual imagery”. The term “pornography” carries with it connotations of consent between those whose images are taken and the person publishing the imagery, which non-consensual imagery lacks”

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