Jameson Lopp drew consideration to scopolamine robberies in Colombia, warning Bitcoiners to not go to the nation with non-public key entry.
The co-founder of the Casa custody platform stated the nation is on observe to change into the worldwide heart for bodily assaults on Bitcoiners if present patterns persist.
“If the pattern continues, I anticipate that Colombia might change into the #1 hotspot for bodily assaults on Bitcoiners because of the prevalence of Scopolamine, a drug that makes victims compliant.”
Bitcoiner saves his cash, regardless of drugging
Lopp linked an archived submit from the r/Colombia subReddit detailing the account of a Bitcoiner on trip within the nation.
The sufferer described being befriended by a “taxi driver,” who took him to events. In the course of the partying, the Bitcoiner stated he blacked out and was unable to recall what occurred from that time.
Regardless of that, he remembered giving the taxi driver ” the code of the home and the telephone with my bitcoin and my code.” A evaluate of digital camera footage confirmed he was additionally within the firm of two prostitutes.
He reported dropping $600 money, stolen from his lodging, and his telephone containing a crypto pockets with an undisclosed stability. Nevertheless, he thought it becoming to say that he was not sure whether or not the perpetrator was the taxi driver or the prostitutes.
Happily, the sufferer had one other telephone containing the identical pockets. Mixed with the perpetrator’s crypto-ignorance, he was capable of save his Bitcoin by transferring the funds to a different deal with utilizing his second telephone.
“The taxi driver was silly and didnt perceive crypto superb. He thought that he has all my bitcoin if he know solely the pin however I managed to take it again.”
Scopolamine – “the satan’s breath”
In Colombia, scopolamine is colloquially often called “the satan’s breath,” so referred to as, as a result of it steals your soul. The drug is derived from the “borrachero” shrub, which is often present in Colombia.
It may be administered transdermally, respiratory by being blown into the face, or by way of ingestion comparable to by spiking meals and drinks. As soon as within the system, it induces “zombie-like” results that play out as docility, lack of free will, reminiscence loss, hallucinations, unconsciousness, and even dying at excessive sufficient doses.