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The US DoJ established the cryptocurrency unit. The National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET), guided by the prosecutor Eun Young Choi, will work with the FBI cybersecurity experts
US Department (DoJ) of Justice has set up a new cybersecurity department, focused on the cryptocurrency. It’s called the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) and it will be guided by the prosecutor Eun Young Choi. According to the DoJ, the NCET was established to ensure the department meets the challenge posed by the criminal misuse of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, and comprises attorneys from across the department, including prosecutors with backgrounds in cryptocurrency, cybercrime, money laundering and forfeiture. The team will identify, investigate, support and pursue the department’s cases involving the criminal use of digital assets, with a particular focus on virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, infrastructure providers, and other entities that are enabling the misuse of cryptocurrency and related technologies to commit or facilitate criminal activity.
The NCET will work closely with the FBI
The NCET will work in close collaboration with components across the department, including the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section; the U.S. Attorneys’ offices; the National Security Division; and the FBI, including the FBI’s new Virtual Asset Exploitation Unit, a specialized team of cryptocurrency experts dedicated to providing analysis, support, and training across the FBI, as well as innovating its cryptocurrency tools to stay ahead of future threats.