This course provides
students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate
crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts
like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency.
Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered; and students
learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work
and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative
techniques for tracking and documenting transactions; and best practices for
seizing and securing cryptocurrency.
Virtual currency basics. History of
money and of virtual currency. Categorizing virtual currency.
Blockchain. History of the
blockchain. Understanding different protocols.
Cryptocurrencies in detail. Bitcoin,
Ethereum, Monero and other privacy coins.
Investigative techniques. Seizing
virtual currency; tracking transactions through the blockchain; documenting
course is intended for law enforcement personnel with an interest in best
practices for conducting and documenting an online
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.