US Marshals looking to contract crypto custodian and hacker

The law enforcement group needs someone to manage its crypto custody division

The U.S. Marshals are looking for someone to manage its cryptocurrency assets. As the law enforcement office carries out its duties, it is increasingly seizing more crypto-related items, including tokens, coins, wallets and more, and needs someone to oversee the operations. It has published a performance work statement, a type of routine job posting by the government, that solicits applications for a crypto custodian, as well as a hacker.

The posting reads, “The purpose of this contract is to provide the full range of virtual currency management and disposal services. This includes but is not limited to such activities as accounting, customer management, audit compliance, managing blockchain forks, wallet creation, transformation of token assets into coin assets, etc., as well as future actions associated with the virtual currency forfeiture process.”

The individual or entity ultimately selected will need to offer a complete range of digital currency management and disposal services, including blockchain fork management, crypto-to-fiat conversions, wallet creation, customer management and much more. The person will also need to know how to hack wallets that have been locked “by error” or because of “technical difficulties.” In addition, “The contractor shall remain capable of taking custody of all types and quantities of virtual currency without limitation, throughout the performance of this contract. This includes both coin and token types of currency.”

The contract will initially be in place for a year, but can be renewed for up to two years at one-year intervals. The deadline for applications is March 19, giving candidates only a week to submit their paperwork.

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