The Spanish Civil Guard detected the alleged criminals by following Bitcoin payments of users who entered the child porn web

According to the Spanish Civil Guard, it seems that they have taken down a dark-web child porn ring that focuses on using cryptocurrency transactions like Bitcoin to pay for content. The massive police operation identified a total of 20 people located in the U.S., Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Peru.

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Bitcoin is still frequently used for illegal purposes

Also, the “Jekyll” operation captured three people involved in the “Welcome 2 Video” platform, thanks in part to additional support from United States authorities.

Meanwhile, when trading on the dark web, users will send Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies or anonymous money transfer services to buy video access. Members are also rewarded with Bitcoin (or other means) for uploading their videos and photos to the platform.

After analyzing thousands of cryptocurrency transactions, the Spanish Civil Guard eventually found website-related arrests.

In the “Kugantxu” operation, the police arrested a person in Bilbao, Spain, for buying child pornography and paying for streaming services where minors were raped live or on-demand. The name of the site was not disclosed. Moreover, this website is thought to be run by individuals in the Philippines. When the country’s transnational criminal investigation unit is warned, they can finally identify the authors of the content.

Another operation, named “Kiru,” led to the capture of a Madrid-based man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, who was the suspect’s stepdaughter.

On June 2, a Korean court ordered the freezing of all electronic wallets, securities deposits, and securities accounts owned by Cho Ju-bin, the suspicious head of the Nth Room. – a Telegram channel is under investigation for the circulation of child pornography.

Since then, experts have stated that investigators in the Telegram Nth room case may have difficulty identifying users who used cryptocurrency payments.

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