The research group of the Department of homeland security published a paper on the preliminary consideration of measures deanonimizatsii “user private” of the block chain type zcash for and Monero.
The text of the document on the prospects of the forensic cash flow analysis involving currencies with high confidentiality. Although formally we are not talking about the announcement of the tender, the Department called for a small IT company to lead research projects and the development of methods, algorithms and integrated products to better track the use of cryptocurrency for criminal purposes.
The authors also proposed a three-step approach to a method of forensic analysis of a distributed registry. The first step is to create a basic analytical framework that the law-enforcement bodies and internal security could use to test transactions in currencies with high confidentiality, and zcash for Monero. The second stage consists of the first tests and created a prototype of the solution. Finally, a fully working tool is loaded into the appropriate program of government agencies.
The document stresses that the government understand the citizens ‘ desire to limit access to their personal data, but can not ignore the equal necessity of its control money laundering and the financing of terrorism:
“Despite the desirability of these features, remains the importance of tracking and studying illicit financial transactions and other transactions on the blockchain”.
The Department will continue to accept proposals until 18 December 2018 inclusive. A day later, will be published in the official tender; perhaps then will appear and the timing of the launch of the new tool.
Perhaps in case of success, the American experience is replicated all staff of the member countries of the Group of development of financial measures of struggle against money-laundering (FATF). The organization will present its recommendations on the oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in the next year.