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Danish police first to use bitcoin to jail drug traffickers

Danish police have become the first in the world to hunt down internet drug traffickers by analysing their bitcoin transactions.
Kim Aarenstrup, the head of the Danish police’s cyber crime unit NC3, told Berlingske that police had built a system to analyse Bitcoin transactions which has already helped them bring two drug trafficking convictions.

In January, Danish police made their second bitcoin conviction when a 20-year-old was jailed by a court in Herning, Jutland, for making large-scale purchases of amphetamines, cocaine and ketamine on an online ‘dark web’ marketplace.

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