Bitcoin pode não ser a única criptomoeda de interesse tanto para o FBI e os cibercriminosos. moeda, que tem sido descrito como uma moeda com foco em privacidade, chamou a atenção do Bureau Federal devido à possibilidade de façanhas criminais.
O FBI está esperando um aumento nas operações criminais envolvendo Monero
De acordo com a agente especial do Cyber Division do FBI Joseph Battaglia, o Monero cada vez mais popular pode influenciar a forma como a agência realiza investigações, relatórios CoinDesk. Battaglia participou de um evento na Universidade de Fordham, Nova york, onde realizou um discurso na frente de estudantes de Direito:
Há, obviamente, vai haver problemas se alguns dos mais difíceis de trabalhar com cryptocurrencies tornou popular. Monero é aquele que vem à mente, where it’s not very obvious what the transaction path is or what the actual value of the transaction is except to the end users.
A report by the Department of War Studies at King’s College London earlier last year concluded that Bitcoin was still the most popular cryptocurrency on the dark web. Não obstante, other cryptocurrencies are gaining more users in dark markers, tal como Monero.
More about Monero
moeda (XMR) is advertised as a secure, privado, untraceable currency. It is open-source and freely available to all. With Monero, you are your own bank. According to Monero’s website oficial, only you control and are responsible for your funds, and your accounts and transactions are kept private from prying eyes.
Monero was launched in 2014 and has enhanced privacy features. It is a fork of the Bytecoin codebase and it uses identity-obscuring ring sugnatures. This is how the cryptocurrency conceals which funds have been sent in both directions – to whom and by whom.
Monero’s price jumped in 2016, climbing from $0.50 at the start of 2016 to about $12 throughout the year.
Besides Bitcoin, the FBI has detected illegal cryptocurrency payments in Litecoin and Monero. além do que, além do mais, FBI’s Cyber Division is currently looking into a diverse range of online criminal operations. “We’re going to look at what catches on, and what becomes mainstream, and then we’re going to keep an eye on that, because usually not long after that is when you start to see some of the fraud and some of the more nefarious uses of that technology”, Battaglia said.