Jason Weinstein, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Board of Advisors, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Blockchain Alliance Director Jason Weinstein describes how the group is working to educate and engage with law enforcement. Weinstein is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and a Chamber of Digital Commerce Advisory Board member who previously served as the Deputy Assistant attorney General in charge of cybercrime investigations at the Department of Justice.

According to Weinstein, “Criminals are the earliest adopters of any new technology…” but “bitcoin and other technologies are greater asset to cops than they are to criminals…”

The Blockchain Alliance Reaches 100 Members  

The Blockchain Alliance is a public-private forum that enables the blockchain community and law enforcement to work together to help combat criminal activity involving cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The Blockchain Alliance is now comprised of 17 industry members, six US federal agencies and a total of 100 participants all over the world. The Blockchain Alliance serves as a resource for law enforcement and regulatory agencies by providing educational, technical assistance and periodic informational sessions regarding the use of blockchain-based technologies.