Bitcoin has often been associated with illegal activities on the Internet, ranging from drug dealing to assassination and just about everything in between. However, none of this is to blame on Bitcoin or its technology, as Internet criminals accept the form of payment they think offers anonymity, which Bitcoin does not. That being said, a new Bitcoin-powered drug network in Ukraine has been rolled up by the police, and an underage student is facing criminal charges for selling hard drugs over Tor.
Underage Student Accepts Bitcoin for Hard Drugs
Although criminality can occur at any age, it does not happen often underage students resort to selling hard drugs as a way to earn some money. That was not the situation in the Ukraine, though, as law enforcement arrested one underage person who is suspected of running a hard drugs distribution platform on the Internet.
Among the drug offerings sold are heroin, cocaine, and methadone, all of which are extremely addictive and completely illegal in the country. Selling these substances over the Internet in exchange for Bitcoin seemed to be a very