This is why buying drugs with bitcoin is a really bad idea


Operational security (OpSec) is only as effective as the idiot behind the keyboard. Strong passwords are meaningless when left on Post-it notes; encryption is ineffective when you don’t keep your laptop locked while unattended; and even the strongest deadbolt on the planet can’t protect a door left open. With cryptocurrency, this presents a problem. Many early adopters believed Bitcoin provided a wall of privacy when conducting illicit transactions. It’s partially true. Cryptocurrency transactions are, generally, more difficult to track than online fiat currency movement. But bitcoin was never meant to be anonymous; each transaction is recorded and permanently stored for…

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