The world's largest meat processing company has paid the equivalent of $11m (£7.8m) in ransom to put an end to a major cyber-attack. Computer networks at JBS were hacked last week, temporarily shutting down some operations in Australia, Canada and the US. The payment was reportedly made using Bitcoin after plants had come back online. JBS says it was necessary to pay to protect customers... https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57423008 Cryptocurrencies are the scourge of the earth. Facilitates crimes that perpetrators can get away with. With every crime that results in massive payouts, it inspires other criminals to do the same and more. Doesnt stop there. Terrorism is financed by it, drug sales, money laundering, kidnappers demand payment with it, the list goes on. Can it go on like this or will the world continue with business as usual with crypto for the foreseeable future?