Disturbing images depicting child sexual abuse have been found saved within a section of the Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision) blockchain, a network that occurred as a result of a recent hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain.
According to recent reports, the images have been uploaded to the blockchain by a member of the Bitcoin SV community. The stark concern here is that more of this sort of activity could start to happen given the anonymity and the security of blockchains such as the one that exists within Bitcoin SV.
What’s happened here?
According to The BBC, the images first appeared through Bitcoinfiles.org, a website that allows people to upload content to the Bitcoin SV blockchain. There is a block explorer available in this that allows other users to see the content that is live within the Bitcoin SV blockchain. Since the images have been located and removed, the local police have been informed and an investigation is underway. The team behind Bitcoinfiles have since…
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