Government Blockchain Association (GBA) members are some of the best trained and equipped professionals in the world in the field of cryptocurrency investigations. Their skills, training, and consulting services are globally recognized. Many of them offer products and services to clients in law enforcement, regulatory, banking, and numerous other fields. 

The course helps students understand:

  • The basics of cryptocurrency, what it is and how it works
  • How Dark Web marketplaces and cryptocurrencies work together
  • Understand blockchain technology and how to spot illicit activity
  • How crypto can be used in legitimate and illicit activities
  • Real-world investigation tactics and tools to analyze crypto crimes
  • Prepare for the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator Credential

 The course is organized by the following topics:

  • INTRO TO CRYPTOCURRENCY – This covers the basics of fiat, virtual and cryptocurrencies and how it is used in legal and illegal manners. Learn about the many different types of cryptocurrency. Lays the foundation for law enforcement, financial institutions and financial crimes investigators to gain a firm and vital understanding of what cryptocurrency is, how it works, and how it can be used in both legitimate and illicit activities.

  • THE BITCOIN TRAIL – Learn about the most dominant cryptocurrency and how related criminal activity is investigated. The course explores who invented Bitcoin, and the reasons why and how it is being used. The course delves into cryptocurrency mining, common criminal schemes where bitcoin is used, and how Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance professionals and law enforcement investigate related criminal activity using advanced analytical tools.

  • THE DARK WEB – Get an overview of the part of the internet commonly used by criminals and their criminal enterprises. Students learn of additional crimes where cryptocurrency is involved, how criminals use peer-to-peer exchanges and little-known real-world investigation tips.

  • CRYPTOCURRENCY AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT – This content reveals the criminal element of cryptocurrency and how to identify and track the evidence left behind. Students are introduced to insights that are crucial to investigators, such as how dark web marketplaces and cryptocurrencies work together and how they translate into the physical world.

  • BLOCKCHAIN FORENSICS – Explores blockchain technology and analytical tools for investigating crypto crimes. Students enhance their ability to identify the proper investigative tactics related to a crime involving cryptocurrency and gain an understanding of how blockchains work and the pseudo-anonymous nature of cryptocurrency, giving investigators the ability to efficiently and quickly analyze the data to spot illicit activity and/or support criminal investigations and prosecutions.

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