Cops follow digital trails to arrest drug dealers and cyber crooks

Moving digital assets through “blockchain” platforms leaves a “paper trail” that is almost impossible to erase. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PIXABAY
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Crypto scammers can remain anonymous and run off with their victims’ money, but the same technology that enables them to commit the crime can also help the cops catch them.

The weak link is that moving digital assets through a “blockchain” platform leaves a “paper trail” that is almost impossible to erase. After all, a blockchain is essentially a digital ledger that records such transactions in the crypto ecosystem.

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