Braden Perry Featured in Blockworks Article on the US Justice Department Launching National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

Braden Perry Featured in Blockworks Article on the US Justice Department Launching National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

The National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) was launched this past week by the US Justice Department. Their purpose is to tackle money laundering, cybercrime, and various other crypto-related offenses. This new unit will be made up of cybersecurity and anti-money laundering experts to protect consumers during cryptocurrency exchanges.

Braden Perry, a former CFTC enforcement attorney and partner at Kennyhertz Perry, describes the news to Blockworks as “a signal that the DOJ will evolve with cryptocurrency advances and aggressively prosecute [those] who utilize technology to profit from abuse.”

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