So apparently there’s child porn in Bitcoin’s blockchain ((Two instances that the researchers found, one of which is a links list to other child abuse material, the other of which is “an image depicting mild nudity of a young woman” that the researchers declined to investigate the legality of. Oh, and there’s also just regular porn in there too.)) which, because of the way blockchains work, could mean that by mining or otherwise transacting in the currency? Congratulations. You are now in possession of criminal material. Enjoy jail! Not to mention getting the material out is also going to be next-to-impossible, for the same reason.
I mean, seriously. Who could’ve seen this coming, right? Except, like. Oh. Pretty much anyone.1 That who could’ve seen it coming.
- Except blockchain fanatics, apparently. [↩]