After being removed from Twitter and Reddit, the Darkish Overlord Hacking group’s account has been taken off of Steemit. It’s unclear at the moment if the choice got here from Steemit or the group itself.
The “why bitcoin issues” argument obtained a shot within the arm earlier this week when a hacker/leaking group known as the Darkish Overlord began providing what it mentioned had been incriminating paperwork about 9/11, for a worth.
The Darkish Overlords requested the web group at giant to ship them bitcoins and as extra bitcoins had been despatched, extra paperwork are set to be revealed. The paperwork are set to return out in 5 teams with essentially the most damming paperwork being the costliest. “Layer 1” has already been launched.
Virtually instantly the authorities that be moved towards them. They had been banned from Twitter and Reddit. And they also moved to what many thought could be their bastion of free speech, the blockchain centered Steemit.
That religion, seems to be unfounded. Whereas Steemit has its personal cryptocurrency (two, truly) it is usually only a web site and that web site has directors like another. So it’s actually doable that somebody at Steemit eliminated their account. Making an attempt to go to the Darkish Overlord’s posts or their account profile on Steemit ends in a Web page not discovered error. Thankfully, their posts are archived on the blockchain.
We reached out to Steemit CEO Ned Scott yesterday to ask if the hacker group’s elimination was resulting from a ban or a the group itself, however haven’t heard again at press time.
It must be famous, nevertheless, that the elimination from Steemit doesn’t imply the top of The Darkish Overlord’s crowdfunding marketing campaign. Bitcoin, not like Steemit, can not ban people or teams from utilizing its community. And whereas it could be slightly tougher to search out the Darkish Overlord’s leaks and bitcoin tackle, that info remains to be on the market (and will be discovered of their archived posts).
Earlier to becoming a member of Steemit, there was hypothesis that they could be part of Voat or Gab, two different social media websites with a emphasis on free speech. We haven’t been capable of finding any such accounts at press time.
Finally, the occasion nonetheless showcases Bitcoin’s usefulness. Of their Steemit publish they talked about that they weren’t politically motivated. They declare that their solely motivation is cash — or on this case — pseudonymous web cash.
Whereas it could be good if each leaker was a paragon of ethical superiority, solely in revealing the misdeeds of the highly effective like Edward Snowden, that isn’t actuality. In actuality, most individuals are motivated by cash. Solely with a system like bitcoin, can individuals be incentivized on this specific means. Paypal and MasterCard aren’t going to permit their customers to ship cash to the Darkish Overlord hacking group. However Bitcoin will, as a result of Bitcoin is freedom.
The Darkish Overlord has already launched “layer 1” of their paperwork, solely time (and bitcoin) will inform if they’ve the whole lot else they declare. We are going to proceed to observe the state of affairs.