German media is suggesting that the gun used during the Munich terror attack was bought through the Darknet with Bitcoin.
Germany is the latest European country hit by a wave of gun activity with the world still reeling in shock from the news of 18-year-old David Sonboly who killed nine people in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich on Friday.
The darknet, which is a type of parallel internet, provides a place for people to buy and sell things illegally such as weapons and drugs and is often used by criminals. Investigators believe that the sale of a gun through the darknet offers a small explanation as to how a young man who had been treated with mental illness was able to purchase a gun undetected.
Linking Bitcoin to the Munich Shooting
Out of the several German media reports, only one mentions Bitcoin; however, it does so by stating that the darknet markets often use Bitcoin as a form of payment. This is so that no trace can be linked back to any side taking part in the transaction.