U.S Government is Working on 'Comprehensive Strategy' for Crypto

According to the deputy attorney general of the U.S., the government is working on a "comprehensive strategy" around cryptocurrencies  
28 February 2018   1312

During the Financial Services Roundtable's spring conference Rod Rosenstein was asked about his views on cryptocurrency and cybercrime. Apart from the answer to the question, he also referred to a cybercrime task force unveiled last week by the Justice Department.

A lot of these schemes involve bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies which do not flow through the traditional financial system. What we're working on now with our cybercrime task force is a working on a comprehensive strategy to deal with that.

Rod Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice

He also noted that cryptocurrencies are not fully anonymous, they are, rather, pseudonymous. The laundering process leaves clues for federal investigators to follow to the source. Criminals will always leave trails. Even when dealing with cryptocurrency, criminals are going to want to convert, launder it into physical currency, and so there are ways to trace these operations.

According to him, the key element of the Justice Department's efforts is educating federal officials on how the technology works and the strategies for following such digital trails.

BNC to Monitor BTC Community's Mood

The system called Twitter Sentiment analyzes over 34M BTC-related Twitter posts each week, using AI to track the mood of the community
22 January 2020   121

Blockchain-based New Zealand-based research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has unveiled a new system for measuring the mood of the Bitcoin community based on Twitter messages.

According to BNC, the new Twitter Sentiment rating system analyzes over 34 million BTC-related Twitter posts each week. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that look for records containing the words bitcoin, $ BTC and BTC and others.

BNC notes that user sentiment continues to be a “significant” factor in the price and dynamics of digital assets, and a new technique has been developed to track these sentiments. According to the BNC, it took 18 months to launch the Bitcoin Twitter Sentiment. The data obtained is divided into seven categories - Opinion, Technical Information, Inside the Network, Advertising, Bots, Macros and Hacking.

For the week ending January 17, the most common entries were in the Opinion category - their number was 30.42% of all data received. In second place was the category Technical Information, and in third inside the network (includes information on mining and hashrate).

BNC spokeswoman Pierre Ansaldi said that during the first quarter of this year, the company will also launch community sentiment analysis tools for other crypto assets.