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  • Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Cryptocurrency / TD-CCI Certification

    A Forensics Course for Investigators designed for investigators who want to significantly advance their knowledge of bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, its criminal applications, and forensic techniques.

    Course Details

    Synopsis

    Bitcoin, Monero, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency: A Forensics Course for Investigators designed for investigators who want to significantly advance their knowledge of bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, its criminal applications, and forensic techniques. For criminals, cryptocurrency is the ideal method to launder proceeds of illegitimate activities, used for money-laundering, tax evasion, drug trafficking, and extortion. Today’s investigator must be experienced in exposing crimes involving cryptocurrency including money laundering, international fraud schemes, and the Dark Web. Course participants will become proficient in Bitcoin and Altcoin basics, the Blockchain, cryptocurrencies wallets, exchanges, transactions, and the realities of anonymity in the cryptocurrency marketplace. Investigators will learn about device forensics (artifacts), tracking transactions on the Blockchain, seizing wallets, identifying the owner of a cryptocurrency wallet, and the legal issues regarding cryptocurrency. The course will dig deep into the digital underworld of the Dark Web, the best methods for accessing and navigating, and Dark Web .onion cryptocurrency markets and criminal .onion sites. Cryptocurrency, its use and impact on money laundering schemes and terrorism will also be examined. By the end of the course investigators will have the knowledge, skills, and many of the tools to significantly advance their digital forensics and investigative techniques to fight online crime and investment fraud.

    Prerequisites

    To get the most out of this class, you should have minimal experience of forensic examinations.

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    • COMPREHENSIVE CRYPTOCURRENCY OVERVIEW

      • HOW TO NAVIGATE THE DARK WEB

        • BITCOIN AND ALTCOIN BASICS

          • THE BLOCKCHAIN AND HOW IT IS USED

            • How cryptocurrency is Mined

              • The realities of anonymity on the Dark Web

                • How to use Cryptocurrencies

                  • Cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, and transactions

                    • Public Ledgers Vs Private Ledgers

                      • Device forensics (artifacts)

                        • Tokens and contracts

                          • Tracking transactions on the Blockchain

                            • Methods of seizing wallets; identifying its owner

                              • Legal issues regarding cryptocurrency

                                • Cryptocurrency use in money-laundering

                                  • Crypto-Cleaning Explained

                                    • Cryptocurrency use in tax evasion

                                      • Cryptocurrency use in drug trafficking

                                        • Cryptocurrency use in international fraud schemes

                                          • Cryptocurrency uses in extortion

                                            • Cryptocurrency uses in human trafficking

                                              • Darknet Marketplaces

                                                • Escrow Resources

                                                  • Monero overview

                                                    • Criminal Activity related to Monero

                                                      • Monero Mining

                                                        • Monero Botnet

                                                          • Linking & Tracing Monero

                                                            • Monero Private Ledger

                                                              • Live Exercises to enhance Understanding and Proficiency