Fighting Cybercrime Using the Blockchain

ghting Cybercrime Using the Blockchain (RSA Conference 2017)

Bitcoin is sometimes described as the “currency of criminals,” and we all see stories about how criminals use bitcoin to move money and extract ransoms. But did you know that law enforcement also uses the blockchain—bitcoin’s distributed, immutable, permanent record of transactions—to investigate cybercrime? Come learn more about how bitcoin’s underlying technology helps fight cybercrime.

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(Source: RSA USA 2017)


Kathryn Haun, Jonathan Levin

Kathryn Haun is a prosecutor with DOJ and its first coordinator for emerging financial technologies, investigating and prosecuting violations of federal criminal law, focused on organized crime syndicates, cybercrime, Dark Net and fraud. She also teaches Stanford Law School’s first-ever course on cybercrime and digital currency, and is called on by US and international policymakers for expertise in these areas. She has investigated and prosecuted corporate compliance failures, and negotiated criminal resolutions with Fortune 500 tech companies. Haun has also been lead counsel in jury trials, including RICO murder and organized crime cases, to successful verdict, and led high-profile, complex investigations such as Ripple Labs, Inc. and the former federal agents investigating Silk Road.

Jonathan Levin is a Co-Founder of Chainalysis, the leading provider of AML solutions to Bitcoin companies, banks and government agencies. He was previously CEO at Coinometrics, where he led a team of data scientists to measure the activity and health of the Bitcoin network. Levin was a Postgraduate Economist at the University of Oxford where his research focused on virtual currencies, creating one of the first statistical models of Bitcoin transaction fees. He regularly consults governments, top-tier banks and payment companies on the future of digital currencies.


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