Illegal Bits: Cryptocurrency to Evade the Law


Illicit or at least poorly regulated activity, specifically pornography, drove much of the innovation in the early development of the Internet. Similarly, illicit activity appears to be driving much of the use and innovation of cryptocurrency. This panel will explore both how illegal and under-regulated activity driving cryptocurrency market expansion, and how law enforcement and government regulators strive not only to keep up, but also to employ innovative uses of big data and other technologies to tamp down illicit activity. The panel will also consider the negative effects of both the criminals and the crime-fighters on the law abiding public and their expectations of privacy and anonymity.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate