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| Dayton, Ohio

Benjamin Price Cotton, 24, from Dayton, Ohio, on 12 March 2021

Victim Info

  • Benjamin Price Cotton
  • White/European American
  • 24
  • Male


Following multiple encounters with police over two days, Benjamin Cotton was shot and killed when he allegedly approached officers with a knife, after having stabbed his father. Cotton was described as high on methamphetamine.

Additional Evidence

  • Benjamin Price Cotton
  • 24
  • Male
  • European-American/White
  • European-American/White
  • Not imputed
  • 2275 Sherer Avenue
  • Dayton
  • OH
  • 45414
  • Montgomery
  • 2275 Sherer Avenue Dayton OH 45414 Montgomery
  • Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
  • Pending investigation


Source ID: 29786 - Fatal Encounters

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Mainchain details

The BEACON hash was timestamped at and successfully submitted to Mainchain. The BEACON Timestamp ID is 58758. Submitted in Mainchain Tx FF3151F8E9802B97CE766428569AC9687F0DB513AC0856C3667C2D2FE17EFD46, at block height 4819817

Transaction details

Tx FF3151F8E9802B97CE766428569AC9687F0DB513AC0856C3667C2D2FE17EFD46
Sent from: und1hf4jjflctvxcfxh5mc47yqvugwcugm9xzevszk
Public Key Type: tendermint/PubKeySecp256k1
Public Key: A675rrH9WWpxIibCwaEs18WyVdsrByOXRqVay8/b8hGh
Signature: q0KTvlJhyYbMP6YEWglxlQDs+km4Zu2RD+drQF/1kfhOChSiewcTa3cq0BQefrugLs2K9dHskzVDLVS+hc4Pcg==
Raw Tx data:

Hash Comparison

Hash stored in database: 39210c6e3eefc8de1c795a4aef57d4e0de93acf6e96db61dc5ef7de65602bf0e

Hash from Mainchain Tx: 39210c6e3eefc8de1c795a4aef57d4e0de93acf6e96db61dc5ef7de65602bf0e

Dynamically generated hash: dddedaf4c4e0ed14cfb714816d296191e79c58ec9e65be7e2689b0b0ad08b9f9

Hashes Match?

How is the comparison calculated?

The hash stored in the database is used as the identifier for this report, and can be seen in the URL. The hash from the Mainchain Tx is the hash sent to and stored on Mainchain. Finally, the "generated hash" is generated each time this page is loaded, using the same data used for the hash submitted to Mainchain.

Raw data used to generate the hash, using the Node.js crypto.createHash('sha256') algorithm: