Digital Currency for Law Enforcement
Bitcoin cryptocurrency basics
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Digital Currency for Law Enforcement: Bitcoin cryptocurrency basics
Class Description

Over $500,000 worth of Bitcoins are exchanged through Dark Markets a day! Do you know how digital currencies support criminal activities? Do you know what the blockchain is and how to analyze it? Do you know what Monero is? If you can't answer yes to all these questions, then this is the class for you! Digital currency has taken a hold throughout the world as another form of currency. Today one can use Bitcoin at restaurants, sporting events, and popular online stores. Despite the popularity, many within law enforcement are still unclear what exactly digital currencies are. Would you know how to respond when taking a report from a victim stating they lost 4 BTC? You can bridge that gap by registering for Digital Currency 101

Topics Covered:

  • What is a Bitcoin
  • How to buy or mine Bitcoins
  • How digital currencies are used
  • Profiles of popular digital currencies
  • Profiles of popular exchange sites
  • How anonymous is digital currency
  • Criminal uses of digital currency
  • Introduction to the dark web
  • Legal difficulties with digital currency crimes

While digital currency is mostly legitimate, there is a dark side to include;

  • $409 million dollars worth of bitcoins stolen after a popular exchange market was hacked
  • $28.5 million dollars worth of bitcoins seized from the online black market site Silk Road
  • Liberty Reserve was shutdown in 2013 for digitally laundering $6 billion in criminal proceeds
  • A rouge Secret Service agent transferring seized Bitcoins for personal use

Digital Currency for Law Enforcement will show you the basics of digital currency and more!