To provide a forum for open dialogue between industry and law enforcement and regulatory agencies, in order to help combat criminal activity on the blockchain.
The Blockchain Alliance is a public-private forum created by the blockchain community. We are a broad coalition of companies and organizations who have come together with a common goal – to make the blockchain ecosystem more secure and to promote further development of this transformative technology.
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James Newsome, Ph.D
Founding Partner, Delta Strategy Group
Chairman, Commodities Future Trading Commission (2000–2004)
President & CEO, New York Mercantile Exchange (2004-2008)
The Blockchain Alliance has brought together some of the brightest minds in the blockchain ecosystem to serve as a resource for law enforcement and regulatory agencies. We provide education, technical assistance, and periodic informational sessions regarding Bitcoin and other digital currencies and uses of the blockchain generally.
The Blockchain Alliance is a critical step for protecting public safety by combating criminal activity on the blockchain. But it is also a critical step for the growth of the blockchain industry. By addressing misperceptions about Bitcoin, other digital currencies, and the blockchain generally, and by highlighting the industry’s good-faith efforts to cooperate with investigations, we can promote an approach to enforcement and regulation that does not stifle innovation.
Ransomware is a form of malware that targets both human and technical weaknesses in organizations in an effort to deny the availability of critical data and/or systems. When the victim organization determines they are no longer able to access their data, the cyber actor demands the payment of a ransom, at which time the actor purportedly provides an avenue to the victim to regain access to their data. Recent iterations target enterprise end users, making awareness and training a critical preventative measure.