Anders Breivik Fanboy Who Used Bitcoin to Illegally Purchase Handgun on Dark Web Gets Jail Time

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Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:43
Alex Dovbnya
The sick mind of Kyle Davies also reminds us about the ugly side of Bitcoin
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Kyle Davies, a 19-year old teenager from the UK who illegally purchased a handgun on the dark web with the help of Bitcoin, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail, the Guardian reports.

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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.

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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.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.