Is the DOJ’s Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework Really Ground-Breaking?

Cryptocurrency (Photo: Photo illustration Jason Doiy/ALM)

The US DoJ’s Crytocurrency Enforcement Framework, published in the final quarter of 2020, was an opportunity for the financial sector to understand the U.S. Department of Justice approach to dealing with emerging financial crime threats. Its publication was timely as the value of Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency, hit the headlines as it has continued to set all-time high valuations and attract even more attention.