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Offline dpareja

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Re: Bitcoin contains childporn
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2018, 04:49:38 pm »
If this was intentional sabotage then it was very successful and revealed a massive weakness in crypto currencies.

Do note that Bitcoiners knew about this for years. They knew that BTC contained child pornography but they ignored it because they had invested far too much in this dream to care about what is ethically correct. ...Which is just one more reason not to touch BTC anymore.

I don't think it's ethically wrong to continue to use bitcoin knowing about this. It's legally dangerous (maybe, nobody has been arrested yet afaik) but it's not like using bitcoin creates child porn.

I confess my ignorance of cryptocurrencies, but is there a way of extracting the "relevant" parts of the blockchain and storing them after one has "spent" the contaminated bitcoin? Because if so, then using bitcoin disseminates and spreads kiddie porn.


I'm not sure I understand your question. The blockchain is public; anyone with access to the internet can get it, and by extension the CP in it. Using bitcoin does not disseminate it more than it is already (barring a scenario where everyone stops using bitcoin, and so you can't access the blockchain anymore).

Like I said, I confess my ignorance of how cryptocurrencies work.
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Re: Bitcoin contains childporn
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 04:41:54 pm »
I apologize for the moderate necro here, but I have a half-facetious, half-serious question: is there anything, at this point, that could be bad for bitcoin, at least in the eyes of the cryptocurrency nuts?
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Re: Bitcoin contains childporn
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 10:59:47 pm »
I apologize for the moderate necro here, but I have a half-facetious, half-serious question: is there anything, at this point, that could be bad for bitcoin, at least in the eyes of the cryptocurrency nuts?

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Re: Bitcoin contains childporn
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2018, 04:49:36 am »
The time for getting rich with Bitcoin is basically over. The practicality is gone. It's too slow to use, too unpredictable to store wealth into and we are unlikely to see the value go up the way it went before.

Anyone who tells you to buy Bitcoin now is either a deluded fool or someone trying to sell you his Bitcoin.

It may survive for a while since criminals are still using it to launder money and there are plenty of fools left in the world but I see on practical reason to use Bitcoin for anything legal instead of a real currency.
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Re: Bitcoin contains childporn
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2018, 09:20:45 am »
Hell, Bitcoin was basically made as a front for illegal activities, anyways.
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