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November 08, 2018, 01:10:18 AM
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From murders to kidnappings, it seems criminals are targetting Bitcoin hodlers these days. Now why is it that individuals are more careful with fiat than they are with crypto. This is money and more people (even crooks) are realizing that. I read this analysis of Bitcoin related crimes and think we should think of ways of keeping our crypto safe and our lives also. https://cryptoinfowatch.com/cryptocurrency-crimes-surge-as-industry-strives-for-greater-adoption/

I dont believe cryptocurrency or bitcoin makes criminal activity increase. Many criminal using US dollar for their criminal activity and i dont think its related to US Dollars. Its about people behaviour and mentallity. I dont believe criminal have relation with bitcoin or cryptocurrency

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November 08, 2018, 01:35:37 AM
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Just as long as bitcoin and other cryptos are showing an increase potential in profit, there will be malicious people who'd want to take advantage of other people's money and assets. It's easy money for them.
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November 08, 2018, 01:39:35 AM
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This is the only downside of crypto currency. It is a little bit anonymous but every transaction is transparent. This makes Bitcoin the favorite medium for payment by criminals. The solution to this is to make local crypto withdrawal services require more ID proofs, and investigate large withdrawal transactions.
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November 08, 2018, 04:00:56 AM
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From murders to kidnappings, it seems criminals are targetting Bitcoin hodlers these days. Now why is it that individuals are more careful with fiat than they are with crypto. This is money and more people (even crooks) are realizing that. I read this analysis of Bitcoin related crimes and think we should think of ways of keeping our crypto safe and our lives also. https://cryptoinfowatch.com/cryptocurrency-crimes-surge-as-industry-strives-for-greater-adoption/
Something like this was going to happen eventually, criminals are realizing that cryptocurrencies can be used to get away with their crimes and now they are realizing they can steal cryptocurrencies from their owners and very few if any police departments are going to take the victims of the crime seriously and even if they did they do not have the resources to prosecute them.

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November 08, 2018, 04:14:27 AM
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I read the craziest story earlier this week. Entrepreneurs in Amsterdam are living in dread of criminals who are undermining to cause acts of terror unless they are paid a extortion expense in bitcoin.
As per a Netherlands newspaper NLTimes, messages have been sent to different organizations in Amsterdam requesting bitcoins worth 50,000 euros. Inability to pay, the messages caution, hand explosives will be planted at the business premises or the organizations will go under a hail of slugs compelling conclusion. In the Dutch capital, businesses are required to close down for a timeframe if there should be an occurrence of a shooting or after an explosive has been found.
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November 08, 2018, 04:19:02 AM
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Indeed, crypto can become a target for criminals, and must be vigilant so that we can overcome this. Once there is an opportunity then we can use it if the opportunity is good and has more benefits then use it, and don't let the opportunity be taken by irresponsible people.

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November 08, 2018, 04:47:46 AM
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Bitcoin is open to every one so it is easy for every one to use this currency for crimes and illegal activities but these crimes were large in the past and if we say that it is increase with this currency it will not be true because all type of crimes like kidnapping murders and etc were happening in the past and this is just a coin which can be use by users for different purposes.

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November 08, 2018, 05:33:06 AM
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Bitcoin cannot solve stupidity. Some people would not walk around and tell random people that they have $300 000 in their Bank account, but for some reason it is acceptable for them to tell people that they have 1000 bitcoins stored away.  Roll Eyes

Keep you financial status hidden from other people and never reveal your primary hoard to vendors and merchants. Use a separate wallet for purchases online, which you fund from smaller paper wallets, when they are empty. I created several paper wallets with smaller amounts and when I need to buy something big, then I fund my wallet from these paper wallets.

This way, nobody can trace how many coins I have. <The paper wallets was funded via a Bitcoin mixer service, so the main wallet stays hidden.>  Wink

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November 08, 2018, 06:06:30 AM
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I read the craziest story earlier this week. Entrepreneurs in Amsterdam are living in dread of criminals who are undermining to cause acts of terror unless they are paid a extortion expense in bitcoin.
As per a Netherlands newspaper NLTimes, messages have been sent to different organizations in Amsterdam requesting bitcoins worth 50,000 euros. Inability to pay, the messages caution, hand explosives will be planted at the business premises or the organizations will go under a hail of slugs compelling conclusion. In the Dutch capital, businesses are required to close down for a timeframe if there should be an occurrence of a shooting or after an explosive has been found.

I haven't read such news but in any case this has nothing to do with bitcoin. this sounds like a terrorist act rather than being an extortion and this would be the first time they ask for bitcoin. in the past there has been thousands of cases that they did the same and asked for fiat since fiat like US dollar is easier to use by the terrorists and is impossible to track. that is why what you posted here is strange to hear.

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November 10, 2018, 08:31:14 PM
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Criminals are everywhere,  so as bitcoiners you should not tell  to anyone that you owned a bitcoin because not all people you spoken are  your friends. Instead keep it as a secret.
We heard different news that bitcoin was use for different illlegal transactions thats why other people think bitcoin as a scam. We should be resposible in using bitcoin  so that  it will not cause you in danger or even to others.
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December 20, 2018, 07:34:01 AM
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Not because Bitcoin for crime, but because who is using Bitcoin. Bitcoin is like a sword. Good people can use it to bring peace to the world, while evil people use it for greater destruction.
For criminals. They also like money and guns. You can’t deny the positive meaning of bitcoin.

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December 20, 2018, 07:57:20 AM
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Many events that target bitcoin as an easy asset to get profits and this is a lot of people who are targeting to be hacked anyway.
Be careful and vigilant in order to avoid crime will be better.

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January 30, 2019, 01:57:30 PM
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On the one hand, anonymity would guarantee us security; on the other, it is a good way to remove money to scammers without a trace. In general, it is worthwhile to find out more, as many say that Bitcoin is not anonymous.
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January 30, 2019, 02:14:34 PM
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From murders to kidnappings, it seems criminals are targetting Bitcoin hodlers these days. Now why is it that individuals are more careful with fiat than they are with crypto. This is money and more people (even crooks) are realizing that. I read this analysis of Bitcoin related crimes and think we should think of ways of keeping our crypto safe and our lives also. https://cryptoinfowatch.com/cryptocurrency-crimes-surge-as-industry-strives-for-greater-adoption/

Crooks target bitcoins as bitcoins is anonymous and they can mask their identity easily on the other hand this also can means bitcoins still have its value there.

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March 16, 2019, 04:40:21 AM
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Bitcoins anonymous transaction is the major cause of crime related to bitcoins. Most criminals have concluded that the best way to get their operation going is to use bitcoins or cryptocurrencies that give privacy and can't be trace to a particular person.
Many states have already conducted their research on the use of bitcoin for criminal purposes, including in the United States and in the European Union. They concluded that Bitcoin was used for criminal purposes in no more than ten percent of cases. The fact is that Bitcoin is only relatively anonymous and its owner can be set by the relevant services. Criminals use in most cases coins with a high degree of anonymity, such as Monero, Cash, Dash and others.

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March 16, 2019, 06:01:06 AM
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All depends on who uses it, Bitcoin can be very useful when used in accordance with its function. And because it is anonymous, Bitcoin can be misused by criminals to commit a crime, for example it is used as a means to fund their crime. In this case Bitcoin cannot be blamed.
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March 16, 2019, 06:08:47 AM
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The problem with Bitcoin during the 2017 mania was that too many people wanted to show-off their earnings and that's how the kidnappings and thefts started.

I remember a long time ago before Bitcoin ATMs I met an individual in public to buy a few hundred dollars worth of BTC. This was years ago. He seemed nice and everything but he was showing off how he had $50,000 in his laptop bitcoin.dat file.

I told him you need to becareful because you don't know who you might run into and you might get robbed. The reason why its popular with theft is because its not reversable and once its sent, its gone forever.

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March 16, 2019, 06:29:48 AM
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All depends on who uses it, Bitcoin can be very useful when used in accordance with its function. And because it is anonymous, Bitcoin can be misused by criminals to commit a crime, for example it is used as a means to fund their crime. In this case Bitcoin cannot be blamed.

Bitcoin is a thing, things cant act on their own and needs human intervention for them to moved or to be used. So Bitcoin is not the one to be blame over crime surges. Even fiats are being used in crimes.

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March 16, 2019, 07:03:55 AM
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Kinda strange when buying and selling bitcoins online is so easy now. I use coinbase and you get money instantly and can transfer it into paypal instantly and then instantly into you bank account. If I sell I have the money in my bank account with in 10 mins. I would never dream of meeting a complete stranger to sell crypto too. I also do not mind paying tax on money made from bitcoins so do not care if there is a trace on it as Im not doing anything illegal.

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March 17, 2019, 04:21:16 PM
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All depends on who uses it, Bitcoin can be very useful when used in accordance with its function. And because it is anonymous, Bitcoin can be misused by criminals to commit a crime, for example it is used as a means to fund their crime. In this case Bitcoin cannot be blamed.

Bitcoin is a thing, things cant act on their own and needs human intervention for them to moved or to be used. So Bitcoin is not the one to be blame over crime surges. Even fiats are being used in crimes.



Well bitcoin is money. And one day perhaps it can possibly replace real money. We all know money can drive people to do crazy things so it's not a surprise if bitcoin can attract criminals to it also.

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