The alliance, launched in 2015, is a forum for the law enforcement, regulators and cryptocurrency businesses to communicate with each other.
Law enforcement will pursue criminals no matter what technology they’re using, and how law enforcement does this can affect an open technology. As a result, it’s in everyone’s interest–law enforcement, industry, and those of us who want to keep the technology free and open–to make sure that law enforcement understands how the technology works, what can and can’t be done with it, and what are the opportunities and limits it presents for their investigations. To that end, today we announced the formation of the Blockchain Alliance, a forum for law enforcement and regulators to ask questions of each other and to share information, and for law enforcement and regulators to get technical assistance from industry on understanding the blockchain.
We’re excited to see the Blockchain Alliance grow so fast and are hopeful that collaboration between cryptocurrency innovators and government continues to flourish. Read the full announcement here.
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