A Scottish man named David Mitchell, a 48-year-old from Edinburgh is in our crypto news today after using bitcoin to buy a 9mm handgun with 150 rounds worth of ammunition on the dark web.
He spent almost $3,000 worth of bitcoin on the dark web hoping to ship it from the United States into Scotland. His package was intercepted by the Organized Crime Partnership and was replaced with another fake package sent to Mitchell’s address where officers had set up surveillance.
The police officers acquired a search warrant and stormed his house and found the fake package after which he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
The defense lawyer QC John Scott said in court that Mitchell has a history of depression and didn’t really have plans to use the firearm. He only did it because he wanted to know if it was possible. Mitchell has no previous convictions and was described as a reliable asset to the company that he works in according to his employer.
The Judge Lord Pentland said:
‘’You claim that you had no intention of causing harm to anyone but the fact remains that you went to considerable lengths to get hold of a potentially lethal weapon and ammunition. You must have appreciated that this was unlawful. For this conduct you must be punished.’’
This case is only a number in the series of similar cases where bitcoin is used to carry out illegal activities on the dark web.
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“This audience represents some low-hanging fruit for the Bitcoin community to go after. Retirees are always interested in alternative assets that can help diversify their portfolio against market fluctuations.” “The IRS approving cryptocurrency IRAs is an indication that retirees are increasingly interested in including some cryptocurrencies in their retirement accounts.”For now, US retirees are active in traditional investments such as stocks, bonds and real estate - while Bitcoin investments are still on the rise. In contrast to them, millennials are far more open-minded when it comes to embracing new asset classes, as many best cryptocurrency news sites have reported. Baby boomers, on the other hand, are somewhere in the middle.
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“We’re struck by how long it took other asset bubbles to recover their peak levels (as long as 22 years for the Dow Jones Industrials) and how pedestrian the annualized returns from trough to the recovery often are.”He also went on to add that "crypto-bull contingents should consider what happens after the bubble–not every bubble that bursts recovers the old highs," saying that he believes that the current Bitcoin price analysis shows that just like other classes, BTC faces a slow and painful path to recovery. Featured on many best cryptocurrency news sites, Dennean's statement also likened the Bitcoin price "bubble" to the 1929 Dow Jones collapse, suggesting that it might take slightly more than two decades for the dominant cryptocurrency to reach its highs in the likes of $20,000.
"The argument here is that bitcoin has gone through its bubble phase and is ready to rise phoenix-like from the ashes just as other assets and indices did in the past,"In his Bitcoin price analysis, Dennean said:
"The argument here is that bitcoin has gone through its bubble phase and is ready to rise phoenix-like from the ashes just as other assets and indices did in the past."He also compared the rapid rise and fall of the Bitcoin price and warned the public:
"Maybe crypto-bull contingents should consider what happens after the bubble–not every bubble that bursts recovers the old highs."In line with the coming altcoin news which see a lot of coins as idle, the latest Bitcoin price analysis shows that there could be a possibility for a bullish run for BTC in the future - and all of this alone gives hopes to many traders and BTC price believers.
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