Europol: Bitcoin's Popularity Growing in Illicit Online Markets

Europol: Bitcoin's Popularity Growing in Illicit Online Markets

Bitcoin is increasingly being used to pay for livestreams of child sex broadcasted over illicit Internet sites, according to a new Europol report. Produced by Europol's EC3 cybercrime centre, the report sheds new light on the commercial sexual exploitation of children online, while providing evidence that individuals with a sexual interest in children are becoming more entrepreneurial. "Live streaming of abuse for payment is no longer an emerging trend but an established reality", the report said. It continued: "There is a clear shift from traditional credit card payments to the ones....


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