Meanwhile, in Governance By Imbeciles news, a troubling a story, via Betsy Woodruff, writing at The Daily Beast, targeting the shuttering of an intelligence analysis group (ostensibly focused on domestic terrorism) at the United States Department of Homeland Security, monikered the 'Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)'. Also, claims by David Glawe (the new Trump Administration appointee that the grpup's closing makes for enhanced output, yet simutaneously, California's Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports work product from DHS (regarding actionable domestic terrorism intelligence) is slowing to a trickle). Read it all in Ms. Woodruff's well crafted reportage, and try not to weep for our Law Enforcement Agegenies at both the Federal and Local levels. Today's Must Read.
With superb research efforts, and the equally fascinating tutorials available for researchers targeting the problematic of illegality in terrorist funding, Brenna Smith divulges what it takes to discover, and subsequently track ill-gotten gains and the funding thereof, through the utilization of BitCoin transactions. Certainly today's MustRead, via Bellingcat. To effectively analyze any bitcoin address, I rely on four main tools:
"A bitcoin blockexplorer — which gives you access to the bitcoin blockchain... BitcoinWhosWho — which is a tool that allows you to look up certain BTC addresses... WalletExplorer — though similar to a block explorer in reporting transaction history... Good ole’ Google search — simply googling BTC addresses can lead you to blog posts..." - via Brenna Smith, writing at Bellingcat