Following Child Exploitation Images Controversy, Bitcoin SV Adopts A Zero Tolerance Policy

Following Child Exploitation Images Controversy, Bitcoin SV Adopts A Zero Tolerance Policy

Earlier this week reports surfaced that a piece of illegal content involving child exploitation material has been posted on the BSV blockchain. The story was broken by The Next Web’s David Canellis on February 4th which said that the BSV blockchain had images promoting child abuse on the blockchain. The action is irreversible and the images will remain on the chain forever due to blockchain’s immutability. The “get it right once, or wrong forever” law that governs blockchain has been criticized with such acts being highlighted.

The door for this crime was opened when the community decided to increase the block size, allowing for much more data to be stored with each transaction. This change meant that images, audio files, and video could be uploaded and stored on the BSV blockchain.

Soon after the update was finalized, images of child exploitation were discovered on, a website “hosted by the BSV network.” Later investigation revealed that the transaction that resulted in the illicit images being posted was processed through a payment app unique to the BSV network called Money Button.

Both Money Button and took action to ensure the content was blacklisted and no longer accessible. Other BSV network participants quickly followed, blacklisting the content from blockchain data viewing services as well as making it inaccessible on web portals.

Jimmy Nguyen, the founding president of bComm Association said:

“The Bitcoin SV ecosystem does not tolerate illegal activity. Unlike the anti-government culture of many other cryptocurrency communities, Bitcoin SV is the most business-friendly, government-friendly, and law enforcement friendly.”

He further added:

“The Bitcoin SV blockchain is a not a place for criminal activity, and if you use it for illegal purposes, you will leave a digitally signed evidence trail that cannot be erased. This evidence is fully admissible in a court of law, and you will likely be caught and prosecuted. Think twice and be prepared for legal action before you try adding illegal content to the blockchain. We stand ready to work with global law enforcement authorities to stamp out this and any other illegal misuse of Bitcoin.”

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