The committee for the development of the standard for blockchain technology created under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) included Russian representatives, one of them the FSB officer Grigory Marshalko, as reported by Vedomosti referring to the two sources familiar with the work of the committee.
Marshalko himself declined to comment on his participation in the ISO committee, advising Vedomosti to contact the FSB's public relations centre. At the same time, he confirmed that he represents the FSB in the Russian committee of Rosstandart for the standardization of cryptography.
Maxim Shevchenko, deputy head of the Infotech laboratory, who is a member of the ISO committee, explained that Russian delegation, participating in the development of the blockchain standards, consists of members of the Russian committee of Rosstandart for the standardization of cryptography. The FSB, the newspaper notes, directs its work and its chairman is an employee of the FSB.
The aim of Russian representatives in the ISO committee is to make Russian cryptographic algorithms included to the International Blockchain Standard.
One of the Committee's experts
According to Vedomosti, Russia is to have a separate committee on blockchain in the near future. Thus, Rosstandart has begun to recruit experts in August, 2017.