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April 23, 2018, 04:14:32 PM
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ummmmmmm yeah,... didnt know you could do that

https://themerkle.com/bitcoins-blockchain-contains-files-related-to-sexual-content-and-child-abuse/

The Bitcoin blockchain has gotten a lot of attention over the years, albeit not always for the right reasons. It now appears there have been traces of child abuse imagery found on Bitcoin’s blockchain. It is possible to introduce a lot of data on Bitcoin’s immutable ledger, including data not linked to transactions.
The Bitcoin Blockchain Child Abuse Imagery

As one would expect, there is a lot of information to be found on the Bitcoin blockchain. In most cases, it will contain the time at which a transaction occurred, as well as the sender and recipient’s information. At the same time, there is a lot of room to build on top of the Bitcoin blockchain and embed other types of data in the process. Companies can do so for very specific purposes, although this particular story took a turn for the worse.

More specifically, researchers claim to have discovered child abuse imagery on the Bitcoin blockchain. Although it is a bit unclear why anyone would embed such information in this particular blockchain to begin with, the evidence is there regardless. Close to 1,600 files are currently stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, which is a lot more than one might expect. Even so, eight of those files have been identified as containing sexual content.

Although “just” one of those eight images contains child abuse, it is evident this file should not exist in the first place. Nor should it be stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, even though one could argue the immutable aspect of this particular ledger will attract people with less than honest intentions. There are also two files in place which contain hundreds of links to child abuse content, including information found on the darknet.
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April 23, 2018, 11:34:31 PM
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Old news.

That article and many others like it were written several weeks ago, and have already been linked and discussed here.

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