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

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    The sick mind of Kyle Davies also reminds us about the ugly side of Bitcoin

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

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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.

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Bitcoin Price Likely to Decline to $7,800: Crypto Analyst

  • Yuri Molchan
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    Bitcoin is to find support at $7,800 or recover to $8,300, an analyst writes, but either way ‘continuation of the ranging on either of the levels is going to occur’

Bitcoin Price Likely to Decline to $7,800: Crypto Analyst
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Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here is not investment advice – it is provided for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of U.Today. Every investment and all trading involves risk, so you should always perform your own research prior to making decisions. We do not recommend investing money you cannot afford to lose.

Over the last few days, Bitcoin has been trading below the $8,500 area. At the moment, it has recovered to $8,258 after the recent slip below the $8,100 level.

Analysts have been bullish on BTC in the long run, however, the nearest BTC price movements are expected to be bearish.

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The crypto analyst @CryptoMichNL believes that there are two paths ahead of Bitcoin at the moment. If it fails to recover to $8,300, he says on his Twitter page, then the market should be ready for the flagship coin to drop and find support at the $7,800 or $7,300 levels.

Whichever way it goes, ‘continuation of the ranging on either of the levels is going to occur’.

The analyst tweeted this forecast twice with an hour pause.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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