25 to 26 April 2022 Online

Understanding Bitcoins and Cryptocurrency Technologies Mining, blockchain and new investigative techniques

Published 1 year, 1 month ago


When a new technology is created, criminals are among the first to embrace it and use it for their purposes. This happens with cryptocurrencies, and particularly with bitcoins. The use of bitcoin allows quick and cheap transactions and its flows are difficult to monitor and trace.

This hybrid seminar will provide participants with an understanding of how bitcoin works, how transactions can be analysed and the special investigative techniques that can be applied. During the sessions, participants will be immersed in a simulated investigation and will learn to analyse the blockchain to trace the proceeds of a crime.

Key topics

  • Latest technical developments in cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain and mining
  • Practical (mis)use of cryptocurrencies
  • Search and seizure
  • Investigative techniques