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‘Assassination market’: Bernanke tops ‘kill-list’ in crowd-sourced bitcoin fundraiser for wannabe hitmen

The front page of The Assassination Market.
The front page of The Assassination Market.

A new site allows anyone to set bounties on the death of any individual and anonymously pay a hit man who fulfills the contract with digital currency bitcoin. Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke and the prime minister of Finland are already on the hit list.

“Killing is in most cases wrong, yes. However, as this is an  inevitable direction in the technological evolution, I would  rather see it in the hands of me than somebody else. By providing  it cheaply and accurately I hope that more immoral alternatives  won’t be profitable or trusted enough. This should primarily be a  tool for retribution,” says the text of the Assassination  Market, written by a man using the pseudonym Kuwabatake Sanjuro.
Users who log in have to simply place a name and a photograph,  and send at least 1 bitcoin (just over $700 at the time of  writing) through a trail-obscuring mechanism called a mixing  service, which tangles up different people’s payments in the  already nearly anonymous online currency.

It is not clear if the website is a political statement, an illegal enterprise or both (A screenshot from the Assassination Market)
It is not clear if the website is a political statement, an illegal enterprise or both (A screenshot from the Assassination Market)

The administrator then has to accept the candidate, before  posting his name on the front page.
“When someone uses the law against you and/or infringes upon  your negative rights to life, liberty, property, trade or the  pursuit of happiness, you may now, in a safe manner from the  comfort of your living room, lower their life-expectancy in  return… Politicians, bureaucrats, regulators and lobbyists are  accepted without question,” continues Sanjuro, named after  Akira Kurosawa’s stoic but deadly samurai character.
The would-be assassin then contacts the administrator – who  serves as an intermediary – and “predicts” the death of the  target on a particular date. If this date is correct, once the  target is dispatched, the administrator passes the money to the  hitman, without the two ever having discovered each other’s  identities, with Sanjuro keeping a commission of 1 percent.

Six names have been placed on the list in four months (A screenshot from The Assassination Market)
Six names have been placed on the list in four months (A screenshot from The Assassination Market)Read More: http://rt.com/news/bitcoin-assassination-market-anarchist-983/

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