Darknet references may accelerate de-anonymisation trend

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The criminal investigator of the shootings in Munich references the ‘darknet’ as the possible market where the David Sonboly, the perpetrator of the killings in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich, may have acquired the gun used in the shootings.

Regardless of how factual the links are between the ‘darknet’ and anonymous transactions (cash or remote via virtual currencies), this may increase further pressure on the EU Commission to pursue its proposal to build a central database of VC users.