Close to the heels of Russia trying everything in its capacity to make bitcoin illegal in the country, the French Minister for Interior Affairs is not targeting the darknet. Freedom of choice and free speech have become rare commodities these days and even in those small pockets where one can find it is being targeted by the governments across the world.
Be it the United States government passing laws that conveniently erases the right to privacy from the constitutional rights of the citizens or the Russian government’s attempts to ban bitcoin or Venezuela trying to show bitcoin in a bad light by using state sponsored media for propaganda. The motive seems to be the same everywhere.
In a recent National Assembly meeting, the French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve mentioned that the deepweb is extensively being used by the terrorists. He was quoted saying that the terrorists who have been striking in the Europe are encrypted messages and darknet. His comments were connected to Bitcoin, the digital currency that is widely used in the deepweb marketplaces where collecting money for goods without divulging complete personal details during the transaction is virtually impossible.
Deepweb, the unindexed part of the internet which makes up