U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Interested in Investigating Blockchain Transactions

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeks information on investigation and analysis of block chains, including those used for coins, according to the pre-registration notice issued on November 30.

DHS has issued a proposal inviting interested parties to comment and formulate applications for criminological blockade analysis for new crypt valued. It also calls for solutions that will allow investigators to conduct relevant chain transaction analysis.

Specifically, DHS suggests that, although previous analyzes were conducted on Bitcoin Analyzes (BTC), they only cover a "restricted domain in the cryptocurrency field." , working on private blocks.

The article states that ongoing field research is facilitating technology, whose key features include improved anonymity and privacy protection capabilities. While DHS notes that these features are "desirable," there is "an attractive interest in exploring and understanding illegal transactions and chain actions."

Forensic Blockchain Transaction Analysis could be allegedly accessed in different ways and taken into account in different cases of data usage, while the desired solution should "provide workflows to address new blockchain implementations." DHS also notes that the solution can be applied to other aspects of administration:

"Due to the significant impact on areas such as management, application of data exchange agreements, and encrypted analytics exchanges, many government and commercial applications can benefit from a successful development product."

The current document is a pre-registration notice. In the period commencing up to the bidding, the agency is seeking technical issues and consultations, but will not process formal requests from experts and companies with possible solutions. The last bidding offer is scheduled for 19 December 2018.

At the end of November, DARPA announced that it would hold a two-day blockchain workshop in February. DARPA is the exploratory hand of the Ministry of Defense.

The federal agency is mostly interested in "a few less explored routes of consensual proxy distribution distributed without authorization," including the creation of large consensual proxy protocols that are unauthorized, without paying participants, the security models dictated by the economy and the centrality of these protocols.


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