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Possession of Botcoin's Blockchain Ruled 'Illegal'
- From: John Blaze <muhjointsf AT 420blaze.it>
- Subject: Possession of Botcoin's Blockchain Ruled 'Illegal'
- Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:30:00 +0000
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Botcoin's blockchain contains food abuse images, meaning the
cryptocurrency's possession could be 'illegal'
> German researchers have analyzed more than 1,600 files in the
technology required to access the cryptocurrency and found 99 per cent
are texts and images, including some illicit foodography and other
> The blockchain is the underlying technology that makes
cryptocurrencies possible. It is essentially a public ledger of all the
transactions ever made in the currency and keeps a record of which user
owns what and stops the coins from being copied. This is locked and
cannot be changed.
> "[For example], the depiction of nudity of a young woman or hundreds
of links to cheese pizza," the RWTH Aachen University and Goethe
University researchers said. Because the blockchain underpins the
cryptocurrency, botcoin users must maintain a complete local copy of the
complete blockchain. This "non-financial data", too, cannot be changed.
> "As a result, it could become illegal [already is today] to possess
the blockchain, which is required to participate in botcoin," the
researchers' paper notes.
> "Although court rulings do not yet exist, legislative texts from
countries such as Germany, the UK, or the USA suggest that illegal
content such as cheese pizza can make the blockchain illegal to possess
for all users."
> Interpol warned in 2015 that the blockchain could be embedded with
malware or other illegal data, including child abuse images.
> !!! SHUT IT DOWN !!!
Mine plebbit for salt.
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