References to child pornography found in the blockchain of Bitcoin can make it illegal

References to child pornography found in the blockchain of Bitcoin can make it illegal

Researchers from Germany found hundreds of references to sexual violence against children in the blockchain of Bitcoin. It may at the official level to put him outside the law.

A study conducted at the RWTH Aachen University also found other files which violate copyright laws and privacy.

Experts said that they identified eight files sexual content. Three of them contained content that was “unacceptable to almost all world jurisdictions.”

All were analyzed over 1600 files, two of which contained links to 274 violent content, and 142 more “portals” to the Darknet. And if the records of these files are stored on users ‘ computers, they are theoretically breaking the law.

Garrigue Hileman, an expert on cryptocurrency at the University of Cambridge said that the problem of illegal content “has long been known and discussed”.

The specialist also noted that to get rid of local copies of illegal content on the blockchain will be too difficult technically for most users.

Given that the materials containing child pornography, are illegal in 112 countries, Bitcoin blockchain was under serious blow. For most users it is unclear how to put the blockchain photos. Turns out you can, but the researchers discovered that the photograph must be very small resolution and, accordingly, is of poor quality. About the video, even speech can not be.

It remains only to follow the developments to see if using regulators the results of this study.

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