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US Nurse’s $10,000 BTC Dark Web Hit Foiled by TV Show

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:14
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Darryn Pollock
A nurse has been foiled in her attempt to solicit a hit man with $10,000 worth of Bitcoin on the dark web
US Nurse’s $10,000 BTC Dark Web Hit Foiled by TV Show
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A nurse from Illinois, US, has been foiled in her attempts to put a hit out on a doctor she had relations with wife. She went through the dark web to find a hitman, paid for it with $10,000 worth of BTC, only for the website to be a scam.

CBS program 48 Hours discovered the hit, alerted the authorities, and has been charged with one count of solicitation of murder.

The dark website, named Cosa Nostra International, turned out to be a scam which shines light onto the alleged ease in which people believe they can use Bitcoin for illicit goods and services.

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Darryn Pollock is an award winning  journalist from Durban, South Africa. He picked up Vodacom’s Regional Sports Journalist Award in 2017 while expanding his Blockchain and cryptocurrency reach.  He is a contributor to Forbes, Cointelegraph, Binary District, and of course, U.Today. Darryn’s belief is that Blockchain technology will be the driving force of the next technological wave and it is the obligation of journalists and writers to tell its emerging story with integrity and pride.