Interpol Now on the Hunt for Metaverse Crime Lords

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  • Interpol is studying how it could solve police crimes in the metaverse.
  • Interpol’s intention to monitor illegal activity on the metaverse
  • The agency requires assistance in defining a metaverse offense.

Interpol, often known as the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO), is studying how it could police crimes in the metaverse. Even with this, a senior Interpol official feels there are difficulties in designating a metaverse crime.

Secretary General Jurgen Stock stated Interpol’s intention to monitor illegal activity on the metaverse, as reported by BBC. The ability of skilled and professional criminals to adapt to new technical instruments for committing crimes was noted by Stock.

Keeping up with the times is important for the agency; according to Mr. Stock,

Criminals are sophisticated and professional in very quickly adapting to any new technological tool that is available to commit a crime. We need to respond sufficiently to that. Sometimes lawmakers, police, and our societies are running a little bit behind.

Nearly four months have passed since the multinational organization debuted its metaverse at the 90th Interpol General Assembly in New Delhi, India, in October 2022.

According to Stock, criminals have begun to target consumers on platforms resembling the metaverse, and we must respond appropriately. Nonetheless, the group requires assistance in defining a metaverse offense.

Mr. Stock stated, 

We have seen if we are doing it too late, it already impacts trust in the tools we are using, and therefore the metaverse. In similar platforms that already exist, criminals are using it.

In other news, 9GAG purchases a large amount of high-end NFT BAYC. 9GAG (memeland. eth), a Chinese virtual currency (crypto asset) analyst known as “Meme Factory,” paid 796.87 ETH to acquire 8 BAYC (9299, 128, 2059, 4673, 8293, 9286) today. 

The only thing these guys have in common is that they all wear hats. This address now has NFTs with a total value exceeding 5,900 ETH, or approximately $9.6 million.

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