A 17 Year Old’s Tweet about Bitcoin to ISIS Gets Him Prison Time

There are few things which you shouldn’t do on social media to prevent yourself getting into trouble. One of those things is not to support or advice to known terrorist groups across the world. But this 17-year-old boy from Virginia probably missed the memo. Ali Shukri Amin, a cryptocurrency enthusiast who also contributed to one of the cryptocurrency news sites is now facing up to 15 years of jail term on a federal charge of providing material support to ISIS.

According to the charges filed against him, Ali had written blog posts and sent out tweets containing technical information about Bitcoin and encryption methods. It is alleged that these posts on the internet was targeted towards helping ISIS, an active Islamic terrorist organization in Iraq, Syria and few other Middle Eastern nations. Ali has pleaded guilty on all the charges filed against him.

ISIS has been known for taking over many cities in Iraq, killing a large number of security personnel and civilians in the process. ISIS, standing for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been declared as a terrorist organization by the United States and other nations across the world. While

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