30 Apr '17, 10am

Brazilian Criminals Kidnap Woman And Demand a Bitcoin Payment

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are often used in criminal activity. While most of these attacks take place on the Internet, Bitcoin also has an allure for regular criminals. In Brazil, a few men kidnapped a 32-year-old woman this week. In exchange for her release, they demand a bitcoin payment. Luckily, the Civil Police was able to defuse the situation without money changing hands. It is rather intriguing to learn regular criminals want a Bitcoin payment. That is very strange, considering bitcoin is anything but an anonymous cryptocurrency. In fact, one can argue bitcoin should never be used for criminal activity whatsoever. All transactions can be tracked in real-time without special software. Transactions always leave a digital trail, which is the last thing criminals want. Kidnapping Someone for Bitcoin is Very Unusual Then again, a few thugs in Florianopolis, Brazi...

Full article: http://www.newsbtc.com/2017/04/30/brazilian-criminals-kid...

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