A pre-solicitation notice for crypto investigation service providers has been issued by the United States Army.
In the post from July 25th, the United States Army Contracting Command (ACC) is stated that the ACC is not bind to solicit or award a contract.
The ACC further clarifies that the crypto analytic solution is being pursued mainly to be used by the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC). The blockchain experts who eventually get hired, will work to aid the USACIDC in criminal investigations and other missions related to the illegal use of cryptocurrencies.
As the notice states – the contractor must provide a cloud-based, online service, which does not rely on hardware or software. The online service must also be fully capable of assisting law enforcement in the identification and pursuit of criminals who use cryptocurrencies for fraud, extortion and money laundering.
The United States Army has very high requirements for the contractor
The contractor is also required to provide the source of the crypto transactions and to have the ability to offer analysis on other major cryptocurrencies as well as some of the more popular altcoins and stablecoins.
There is also the requirement that the contractor should be able to provide real-time bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transaction tracking. This should also include service attribution and identification and the ability to identify transaction patterns and interactions with other entities.
It’s not the just the United States army and government which are turning towards blockchain.
The technology seems to be getting a lot of attention recently as Amazon began to desperately look for more blockchain specialists. Many businesses and institutions have also begun to massively incorporate blockchain tech into their operations. In a recent report, it was revealed that blockchain standardization should also be expected before 2022.
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