The Secret Service intends to combat the “illicit use of digital assets” and provide “public awareness information,” according to its educational website.
The tide is turning on the way in which law enforcers discuss cryptocurrencies and treat crypto users. The United States Secret Service has launched a cryptocurrency awareness hub featuring a cheesy public service announcement video.
The educational tool seeks to combat the “illicit use of digital assets as well as provide public awareness information on digital asset security and how to ensure it remains secure.”
The U.S. Secret Service Office of Investigations Assistant Director Jeremy Sheridan said that the hub focuses on “investigating financial crimes.” It aims to “identify, arrest and prosecute those engaging in crimes involving digital assets.” Nonetheless, it’s critical to note that the language and tone used regarding cryptocurrency are positive.