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US Treasury wants crypto policy experts to fight crypto-related crimes



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United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) has posted two new job roles and expected to employ strategic policy officers for crypto. According to the posting, the job entails “sensitive and complex tasks” and: 

Assignments related to virtual currency, cryptocurrency, and emerging technology-related including the issuance of advisories and other guidance to financial institutions.

The primary responsibilities of the job require potential federal employees to provide “expert advice on cryptocurrency and virtual currency.” The experts are required to have knowledge of crypto-related risk as well.

The posting further stated that the new hires would need to offer advice on emerging technology-related illicit finance threats and “risks and vulnerabilities.” The agency said this would assist them in the development of policy responses to the aforementioned risks and challenges in the crypto sector. 

Additionally, the department said that the two full-time and permanent positions require collaboration with partners and stakeholders, including regulated institutions, and law enforcement.

The posting has been designated a “National Security Level IV, Special Sensitive” by the department. FINCEN also said that the jobs required the crypto policy officers to “obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.” 

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Alisha is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Her interests lie in blockchain technology, crypto-crimes, and market developments in Africa and the United States

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