New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper: Online payment for Bitcoin declined in 2018, but darknet activity rose

Recently, New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper researched and compiled the use of Bitcoin in the dark network. He said on Twitter that although BTC has many potential application scenarios, it is partly driven by illegal transactions. He said that the Chainanalysis data showed that although the online payment using Bitcoin was reduced last year, the purchase of Bitcoin on the dark network has steadily increased, and the transaction volume related to theft and hacking has grown faster.