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Why Bitcoin Is Good for Law Enforcement

Posted in Blockchain, Virtual Currency

IAPP published my op-ed today on “Why Bitcoin is Good for Law Enforcement.”  In it I discuss how with every advance in technology, criminals are early adopters, and law enforcement has to play catch-up.  Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology are just the latest examples.  But the blockchain actually provides significant benefits to law enforcement in going after criminals, and I argue that effective law enforcement is critical to unlocking the potential of the blockchain to transform the way we live, work, and do business.