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Cryptocurrency Investigations

Early (5 Months Left) $225.00 ENDS SEPTEMBER 19
Regular $250.00 ENDS NOVEMBER 19
Late $275.00 ENDS DECEMBER 19

Location: Online
Dates: December 19, 2024 - December 20, 2024
Times: 10:00AM - 2:00PM CT
Fee: $225.00

Course Description
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Digital Currency and its Impact on Investigations, Search and Seizure, Prosecution and Society

Course Description
Cryptocurrency is a digital form of payment that can be exchanged for goods and services.  Using a technology called blockchain, cryptocurrencies provide inherent security for transactions for buyers and sellers making it an ideal format for illicit and illegal transactions.
This course provides a foundation for understanding cryptocurrencies, it’s original Dark Web beginnings, and highlights major cases (e.g. Silk Road online black market, Silk Road 2.0, and others).
The course also provides real world investigations techniques for Federal, State and Local investigators to understand, access, and effectively prosecute and seize related cryptocurrency assets.

Who Should Attend
This class is designed for any investigator or detective.
No technical background is required.

Material Requirements
Students should bring a laptop with unfettered internet capabilities.
Materials related to the course topic will be provided at the time of class.


Day One

  1. History of Cryptocurrency
    • Origination of Cryptocurrency
    • Basics of what Cryptocurrency is
  2. Blockchain
    • What the Blockchain is
    • Blockchain Uses
    • How Transactions are Recorded
  3. Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency
    • Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, etc.
    • Differences & Similarities
    • How Each is Recorded
  4. Identify Various Forms of Exchanges & Wallets

Day Two

  1. Cryptocurrency Investigative Techniques
    • Learn How to Navigate the Blockchain
    • Learn Documenting Procedures
    • Discover Free & Paid Resources
    • Practical Exercises
  2. Seizure & Asset Forfeiture of Cryptocurrency
    • Examples of Best Practices
    • Identify, Secure, & Seize Cryptocurrency
  3. Options & Resources Available After a Seizure is Granted
  4. Case Examples
    • Start to Finish Review of a case which included the search and subsequent seizure/forfeiture of cryptocurrency
    • Opportunity to discuss agency-specific cases