Blockchain AI Researchers Link Specific Bitcoin Wallets to Sex Workers
The Bitcoin blockchain keeps a permanent record of all transactions. Now the police can track clients and pimps using it.
- Avi Mizrahi for Finance Magnates August 16th, 2017
- Source: http://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/blockchain-ai-researchers-link-specific-bitcoin-wallets-sex-workers/
If you are tracking the term ‘Bitcoin’ on many social media networks to keep up to date with the latest cryptocurrency news, you are probably also getting a few indecent propositions every day. Now a group of researchers have used AI to track down the people behind these online sex ads and map out their business dealings using the public blockchain.
This is the first step towards developing a suite of freely available tools to help police and nonprofit institutions identify victims of sexual exploitation, explained the computer scientists from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. ...