Tether and INHOPE Join Forces to Fight Child Abuse Material Online

Luisa Crawford   Jan 27, 2023 08:51

Tether is hoping that by collaborating with INHOPE, it will be possible to increase the visibility of bitcoin payments used in content marketplaces that promote child abuse and make it simpler for authorities to handle these types of payments. In addition, Tether hopes that this will make it possible to increase the visibility of bitcoin payments used in content marketplaces that promote child abuse. The operator of the stablecoin will engage with INHOPE, a worldwide network that combats online child sexual abuse material (CSAM), to exchange information, interact with stakeholders, and enforce measures against criminal actors that originate from the cryptocurrency ecosystem. CSAM stands for child sexual abuse material. INHOPE is a global network that works to remove sexually abusive content from the internet that targets children (CSAM).

The chief technical officer of Tether, Paolo Ardoino, said that the business was collaborating with law enforcement agencies, financial intelligence units, legislators, and standard-setting groups from all around the world to develop "appropriate risk-mitigating approaches." " We have a particular interest in improving the capacity of businesses that deal in cryptocurrencies to recognise transactions that are related to online CSAM markets and to report payments of this kind to the appropriate authorities. This is something that has been occupying a lot of our thoughts in recent times.

Since the beginning of the organisation in 1999, INHOPE has maintained a communication hotline network that is comprised of nodes located all over the world. This network encompasses not just all of the nations that are affiliated with the European Union but also those of Russia, South Africa, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

The unlawful use of cryptocurrencies as a means of financing the sale of content depicting child abuse is the goal of the agreement, and its objective is to make an effort to put a stop to this practise. This objective will be achieved via the combined efforts of all of the parties that are a part of the agreement.

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