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Bitcoin’s blockchain contains child abuse images, meaning the cryptocurrency’s possession could be ‘illegal’

The multi-billion-dollar markets behind cryptocurrencies are in jeopardy after child abuse images were found in bitcoin’s blockchain.

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German researchers have analysed more than 1,600 files in the technology required to access the cryptocurrency and found 99 per cent are texts and images, including some illicit pornography and other outlawed content.

Watt 7gThe blockchain is the underlying technology that makes cryptocurrencies possible.

It is essentially a public ledger of all the transactions ever made in the currency and keeps a…

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