Major Bitcoin Security Professional Targeted in Assassination Attempt, Leads to Fervent Search to Hide
Jameson Lopp is known as a major social media influencer, but his work as a bitcoin security professional has made him even more popular. Unfortunately, this popularity recently put him in the middle of an assassination attempt, resulting in a full team of armed police coming to his home. The potential assassin had called the police, saying that he had hostages at the home, and this activity has become so common that there is already a name for it – “SWATting.” Unfortunately, it has been successful in taking the lives of many people in the past.
As a result of this attempt, Lopp has had to increase his security measures greatly, and he has been working to hide what he was doing in his physical activities without losing all of the work that he’s done as a bitcoin advocate online. Just to deter potential attackers from his whereabouts, he went as far as to purchase a house to be used as a decoy. To perform all of his personal affairs, he arranged to be registered an anonymous, limited liability company as a corporate identity.
His online and offline efforts have made it difficult for even hired professionals to find him. With how much success he has had, there have been interviews and writings on the efforts that he has made to conceal himself, which is becoming even more important with the rise of the digital age.