Cost : Free! There is no cost for this training
The use of Cryptocurrency as a form of payments and investments has exploded over the past several years. Due to the decentralization that cryptocurrency offers, criminals have tapped into this market to pay for illicit activity as well as engage in money laundering methods.
There are thousands of cryptocurrencies available ranging in costs from less than a penny to $48,000 for Bitcoin at its peak. Criminals prefer “privacy coins” like Monero or Zcash as a method to further obscure their identifies.
This training course will cover the fundamentals of cryptocurrency to include how to obtain it using cryptocurrency wallets, peer to peer networks, CoinJoin multi-party services, and various other methods. Anti-money laundering laws as it relates to cryptocurrency to include when “Know your Customer” laws are applicable will be discussed in detail.
Cryptocurrencies operate on decentralized public ledgers known as blockchains. These blockchains rely on several key concepts that will be explained in detail during the course. Understanding these concepts can assistance with the “de-anonymization” process to try and identify criminals.
In-depth practical exercises will take place during this course to provide participants with a first-hand experience on purchasing, sending, and receiving cryptocurrency. Investigative tools will be demonstrated to show participants methods to identify criminal activity on the block chain. Sample policies and procedures will also be discussed to properly seize and store cryptocurrency until awarded during asset forfeiture hearings.
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If you have questions, please contact NCTC at 717-861-2070