Category: DHS

8 US States Follow DHS in Naming ‘Blockchain Managers’ as Essential Employees in Coronavirus Crisis

A growing chorus of U.S. states have directed “blockchain managers” in food and agriculture to keep working through their states’ respective COVID-19 shutdowns. The governors of Michigan, Massachusetts, Delaware, Ohio, Louisiana, California, Indiana and Washington state had all issued...

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US Homeland Security Charges LocalBitcoins Seller With Money Laundering

Washington state resident Kenneth Warren Rhule has been charged with laundering over $140,000 in bitcoin after agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made a series of undercover cash-for-crypto deals with the 26-year-old. Rhule faces multiple counts of operating an...

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ICE’s New Intel Program Used in Every Homeland Security Crypto Investigation

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) recently disclosed “Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program” (CIP) is deployed in every crypto-facing Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) case, says the agent whose unit built the tool. In an email statement, Al Giangregorio – unit chief at...

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MIT Wasn’t Only One Auditing Voatz – Homeland Security Did Too, With Fewer Concerns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found a number of security vulnerabilities in Voatz’s technical infrastructure during a cybersecurity audit of the mobile voting app vendor’s Boston headquarters, according to a newly declassified report obtained by CoinDesk.  However, the...

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