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Blockchain technology offers both security benefits and risks, ABA panel says

November 8, 2019 |
Rick Weber
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The public ledger blockchain technology at the core of cryptocurrencies offers both security benefits and risks, according to a panel of lawyers speaking at the kickoff of the American Bar Association's annual review of national security law.

“It cuts both ways,” said Alan Cohn, who served as assistant secretary for strategy at the Department of Homeland Security and is a partner at Steptoe and Johnson, in response to a question about the risks from creating large data sets by the...

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