News: IRS Offers $625K For Assistance Cracking Cryptocurrency Secrecy
Proposals are due Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 08:00 EDT. No late submissions will be accepted or considered or evaluated. Proposals are due to \[emai\] by the stated due date. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is attached as well as the clauses and provisions document. [Treasury Dept Source](https://beta.sam.gov/opp/3b7875d5236b47f6a77f64c19251af60/view)
[Secondary News Source](https://www.pymnts.com/news/security-and-risk/2020/irs-offers-625k-for-help-cracking-cryptocurrency-secrecy/)
[Vice News article](https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxq9xx/the-irs-wants-to-buy-tools-to-trace-privacy-focused-cryptocurrency-monero) actually stating it's $1million "for developers who can create technologies to track Monero and Bitcoin Lightning Network transactions." There may be 2 calls for proposals.