The developer of Bitcoin Core has published a list of cases of violence against the owners of the cryptocurrency

The developer of Bitcoin Core has published a list of cases of violence against the owners of the cryptocurrency

The developer of Bitcoin Core, Jameson Lopp has launched a repository of open source code, which contains well-documented cases of physical violence against the owners of bitcoins. The list is a generalization of the work of criminal elements and law enforcement agencies.

The list is available on GitHub and is currently 28 tells of various incidents from December 2014, starting from the day when special forces stormed the home of Hal Finney in Santa Barbara.

Also the list included incidents worldwide, including incidents of extortion cryptocurrency under threat of death, theft of bitcoin ATMs and mining hardware to mine.

As noted by Jameson Lopp, whose house in North Carolina in October last year, almost stormed the U.S. intelligence services, 23 of these incidents involved physical violence, 10 of them occurred in the last six months. And only in one case, the victim of criminals have been able to successfully defend themselves. We are talking about LocalBitcoins trader Ryan Rice from Miami who tried to Rob during the sale of bitcoins.

The last documented case of attempted robbery was recorded on 6 July, Northboro, Massachusetts, when armed robbers broke into the house of another trader LocalBitcoins Austin Nedved. Under the threat of physical violence, he was forced to pay in cash, but managed to convince the attackers that currently have no bitcoins.

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