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    IRS Followed Bitcoin Transactions, Resulting In Takedown Of The Largest Child Exploitation


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    This is fantastic news. Any time child exploitation is stopped I’m all for it. As far as the tracking of the bit coin part, anyone who really believes the technology does not exist to do that is only living in a fantasy world. That being said I firmly believe it is still the safest way to pay for anything on the web due to the hurdles any government agency would have to clear in order to use the tracking programs. The chance of that being done for my small personal use orders at virtually zero.

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    An instance where the "Good Guys" actually did something Good!
    This should be a crime punishable by execution.

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    Fuck chomo’s. Fucking sub human trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swolewelder View Post
    Fuck chomo’s. Fucking sub human trash.
    Yep.
    Motherfuckers ain't shit.

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    Wow what a bunch of freaks

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    Good for them. Bad for BTC. I've doubted this "secure" method since it came out. Don't get me wrong, it's more secure than sending a personal check. But it's like sticking another lock on your front door...it's only MAYBE going to slow someone down at best. And the conspiracy theorist in me believes that using darknet, tor, btc, etc, only puts you on their radar. And in case you didn't bother to read the whole article, here's the best part about BTC:

    "Whether the funds are fiat or virtual, Chief Fort said, “IRS-CI’s expertise is in tracing money all around the world.” Today, IRS-CI is the only federal agency that devotes 100% of resources to investigating financial crimes. IRS-CI is also the only agency with jurisdiction over federal tax crimes. (For more about IRS-CI, click here.)
    Chief Fort had an additional message for criminals around the world. “You used to hide by laundering your money through shell companies around the country, but we traced you. You took your money offshore and hid around the world, but we found you. You went on the dark web thinking that your actions were anonymous, but they weren’t, and we again found you. You now deal in crypto-currency, again thinking this will make you anonymous, but our agents have once again proved that there is nowhere you can hide.” He added, “We will not stop in our pursuit.”

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    Chief Fort had an additional message for criminals around the world. “You used to hide by laundering your money through shell companies around the country, but we traced you. You took your money offshore and hid around the world, but we found you. You went on the dark web thinking that your actions were anonymous, but they weren’t, and we again found you. You now deal in crypto-currency, again thinking this will make you anonymous, but our agents have once again proved that there is nowhere you can hide.” He added, “We will not stop in our pursuit.”

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    Glad they got these fucks. As for in relation to using bitcoin, I'm not really worried about it. I think child porn is illegal everywhere, so it was easy for them to get multiple government agencies in on the investigation. Not the case with AAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Multislacking View Post
    Good for them. Bad for BTC. I've doubted this "secure" method since it came out. Don't get me wrong, it's more secure than sending a personal check. But it's like sticking another lock on your front door...it's only MAYBE going to slow someone down at best. And the conspiracy theorist in me believes that using darknet, tor, btc, etc, only puts you on their radar. And in case you didn't bother to read the whole article, here's the best part about BTC:

    "Whether the funds are fiat or virtual, Chief Fort said, “IRS-CI’s expertise is in tracing money all around the world.” Today, IRS-CI is the only federal agency that devotes 100% of resources to investigating financial crimes. IRS-CI is also the only agency with jurisdiction over federal tax crimes. (For more about IRS-CI, click here.)
    Chief Fort had an additional message for criminals around the world. “You used to hide by laundering your money through shell companies around the country, but we traced you. You took your money offshore and hid around the world, but we found you. You went on the dark web thinking that your actions were anonymous, but they weren’t, and we again found you. You now deal in crypto-currency, again thinking this will make you anonymous, but our agents have once again proved that there is nowhere you can hide.” He added, “We will not stop in our pursuit.”
    I wondered the same it was only a matter of time before they figured out how to trace it. I wonder how many sponsors stop using bitcoin now?

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    Some BTC transactions are easy to trace. If you setup a coinbase account with your ID and bank account hooked to it and don't tumble coins its easy to find.

    Other types of accounts not so easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyiron View Post
    Some BTC transactions are easy to trace. If you setup a coinbase account with your ID and bank account hooked to it and don't tumble coins its easy to find.

    Other types of accounts not so easy.
    True, if you're just using a wallet like Bread it would be very difficult to trace anything back, not impossible but not easy.

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    There are block chain alalysis companies out there that have government contracts. They know exactly where everything is going. The important thing is with each hop there is more plausible deniability. Impossible to prove a case and not worth their time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyiron View Post
    Some BTC transactions are easy to trace. If you setup a coinbase account with your ID and bank account hooked to it and don't tumble coins its easy to find.

    Other types of accounts not so easy.
    Not to mention Coinbase hands over user data to the government upon request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindlessWork View Post
    Not to mention Coinbase hands over user data to the government upon request.
    Oh yeah there is no anonymity with Coinbase you have to prove all of your personal info including submitting identification, but a BTC wallet app requires nothing.

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