Monday, March 1, 2021

The state says gimme gimme

from here

There's some strange logic going on in this bitcoin mining malware case in Germany. The state is laying claim to the bitcoins under the argument that the bitcoins weren't stolen. No of course not, electricity and computing resources were stolen and converted into bitcoins. If I steal a car and convert it into cash does the state keep the cash? Shouldn't the money go back to the victims to compensate them for what was taken?