US Securities Regulator Solicits Blockchain Analytics Companies for Data Review

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking sources for blockchain data and its analysis.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking sources for blockchain data and its analysis, a statement issued by the agency revealed on Jan. 31.

According to the statement, the SEC is trying to find businesses able to provide blockchain data to support its risk monitoring and compliance enforcement activity, as well as inform the commission about digital assets. Last month, the agency announced that cryptocurrencies are one of the its top examination priorities for the current year.

According to the Jan. 31 statement, the agency expressed interest in potential sources for data concerning the most popular blockchain ledgers. Other than providing the data, the companies are also required to parse the data for ease in reviewing.

Furthermore, the SEC also requests information concerning an overview of the data extraction, conversion and verification processes. The agency also asks the participating companies to outline their “capability to derive insights from the available data,” including the identification of the owners of crypto addresses.

Companies willing to respond to the agency’s request should send their response via email by Feb. 14 containing a brief capabilities statement package, the document notes.

In August 2018, an agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) noted that while privacy-focused cryptos are more anonymous than Bitcoin (BTC), the agency has still ways to track them. The agent, Lilita Infante, declared:

“The blockchain actually gives us a lot of tools to be able to identify people. I actually want them to keep using them [cryptocurrencies].”

Managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Scott Kupor, also suggested in mid-July 2018 that “Bitcoin is law enforcement’s best friend” due to the ability to track illicit transactions on the blockchain.

COMMENTS

By Readers$type=blogging$cate=2$count=6

Name

Analysis,498,News,2978,Press Releases,338,Sponsored,137,
ltr
item
CryptoNomus: US Securities Regulator Solicits Blockchain Analytics Companies for Data Review
US Securities Regulator Solicits Blockchain Analytics Companies for Data Review
https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy8xMDBmMTA2OGMyMDQzYzE1MWNlYzdkNDEyY2VmZDEyMS5qcGc=.jpg
CryptoNomus
https://www.cryptonom.us/2019/02/us-securities-regulator-solicits.html
https://www.cryptonom.us/
https://www.cryptonom.us/
https://www.cryptonom.us/2019/02/us-securities-regulator-solicits.html
true
4884201149675661183
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy