A failed mass shooting attempt
Davies adored mass shooter Anders Breivik who killed 77 people on July 22, 2011. The sick-minded teenager presumably wanted to follow in his idol’s footsteps.
He forked out £1,000 worth of BTC in order to purchase and a Glock 17 handgun. The order, which was supposed to be delivered to his doorsteps in Gloucester, was intercepted in the US. His package was replaced with a fake one by the UK police who later caught Davies red-handed.
The criminal denied the accusations, insisting that he purchased the weapon to commit suicide. However, thousands of pages about mass murders and how-to guides about making explosives that were found in his room proved otherwise.
The dark web darling
Even though we are well beyond the Silk Road days, Bitcoin still has a reputation problem. It remains the go-to means of payment on the dark web. A lot of politicians, including US President Donald Trump, have expressed voiced their concerns about ill-gotten uses of cryptocurrencies.
As reported by U.Today, despite the emergence of privacy coins, Bitcoin still accounts for more than 95 percent of crypto-related illicit transactions.