Ethereum Cryptocurrency Creator Defends Possession of Child Porn, Claims it Can Have ‘Social Benefits’

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum, defended the possession of child porn and claimed it could have “social benefits.”

In a series of tweets on Monday, Buterin argued that “doing heroin imposes risks on others,” while “simple possession of child porn does not,” and declared, “I don’t see legalizing *possession* of child porn as more radical than heroin.”

After Buterin was asked by a user whether he could “name any benefits that would come with legalizing the possession of child porn,” the Ethereum co-founder replied, “Establishing a general norm that ‘a person’s laptop is an extension of their mind, and is inviolate’ can IMO have social benefits.”

Following heavy criticism, Buterin deleted the posts.

Buterin has previously claimed, “Censorship is great if you can guarantee that the good guys are in charge,” while last week, a “wallet bug” froze more than $150 million worth of Ethereum.

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