Originally Posted by tesla69
let's be honest. the real beauty of digital currency is for crime and total state control.
The Cockrell Hill, TEXAS Police Department lost video evidence and a cache of digital documents after hackers invaded the departmentís computer system last month.
The malware...gained access to the department's computer servers after someone clicked on a cloned email made to look like it was sent from a department email address...
Messages generated by the computer virus demanded $4,000 worth of internet currency known as Bitcoin as ransom for the return of the files...
see? bitcoin is anonymous, which is why the criminals asked for it.
for cash there'd have to be a handout and a possible ambush.
i bet you still don't get the whole picture. only the side that corroborates your preconceptions.