US Secret Service Launches Crypto Awareness Hub to Educate the Public on Digital Asset Security – The Secret Service of the United States has established a cryptocurrency awareness center. According to the press release, “the new platform will provide the most up-to-date information on the agency’s operations to prevent criminal exploitation of digital assets, as well as public awareness material on digital asset protection and how to ensure it remains secure.”
Last week, the United States Secret Service announced that it has “established a cryptocurrency public awareness hub.”
The Secret Service was founded in 1865 as a bureau inside the Treasury Department to combat widespread counterfeiting. It is now part of the Department of Homeland Security. “We have an integrated mission of protection and financial investigations to secure the safety and security of our protectees, critical places, and events of national significance,” the organization’s website states.
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Here are the details of the announcement:
The new website will provide public awareness information on digital asset security and how to guarantee it remains secure, as well as the latest in the agency’s efforts to combat unlawful usage of digital assets.
“Part of our responsibility to combat crimes against the nation’s financial institutions is to educate the public about digital assets and work with them to identify, arrest, and prosecute those who commit crimes involving digital assets,” said Jeremy Sheridan, assistant director of the Secret Service Office of Investigations.
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US Secret Service Launches Crypto Awareness Hub to Educate the Public on Digital Asset Security – The Secret Service collaborates closely with the US Treasury Department to investigate and “directly address the financial motive of cybercrime through asset seizures and other actions,” according to the announcement.
Cryptocurrency and digital asset investments and transactions are not inherently unlawful, but they do open up new avenues for individuals looking to conduct fraud or hide other illegal activity.