The New Barons of Cyberspace: ICO Creators and Ransomware Authors

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A massive amount of capital is flooding the cyber-highways. New organization and business models allow for an emerging class of baron. Creators with new ideas have started raising millions, while adept extortionists take easy pickings from bewildered victims. Understanding these new barons is a challenge for law enforcement and our society. This talk will give you their profiles—or mugshots—and a little more.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand how cyberspace barons are exploiting blockchain and cryptocurrency.
2: Learn how law enforcement and industry are working together to catch criminals.
3: Learn how blockchain analytics were used to solve the case against BTCe.
Alan Cohn


Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Jonathan Levin


Co-Founder, Chainalysis

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