Digital Currency Crimes Coordinator: DOJ has no broad agenda against bitcoin / September 11, 2015 7:31 AM UTC

Bitcoin and blockchain technology is gradually gaining acceptance among masses. But, despite its expanded use, it continues to be widely used for illegal activities, particularly dark web market places.

Kathryn Haun has been appointed as the first Digital Currency Crimes Coordinator by the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California (DOJ) this June. The position finds Haun heading up a multi-agency task force in San Francisco that includes representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Secret Service (USSS), among several other federal and state organizations.