The solution is right in front of us
I've often wondered what it would take for our world to decide to diminish Internet crime substantially. We've had the means and technology to do so for a long time. We are not waiting for some fantastic new technology. Everything we need we already have, except for global consensus on how to do it and actually enabling the new features.
Personally, I think it's going to take a huge disaster. A digital catastrophe will happen eventually and bring down much of the Internet for a few days -- or shut down financial markets for a few hours or more. Passive acceptance of Internet crime will no longer be tolerated. We'll finally have to do something about it.
I've been waiting for more than two decades. How about you?