December 9, 2023•137 words
I dont see many cited sources in English for this, but it seems that the country of Sweden believes it's a good idea to expose people's personal income and tax info for anyone to see. There has been a surge of Bitcoin holders being attacked and robbed.
The root cause of these attacks, according to Wall, is Sweden's Offentlighetsprincipen laws, which allow public access to personal data such as residential addresses and tax records. He argued that criminals are misusing these laws and social media to identify and target individuals involved in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency activities.
According to wikipedia, in Sweden "self-defense with firearms, as well as carry, is generally prohibited...Sweden is notorious for having even pepper spray and other nonlethal self-defence (sic) methods under its weapons law with similar legal punishments for misuse."