Identify suspects and threat actors using cryptocurrency
- Tuesday 19 October 2021
Tuesday 19 October 2021 - 14:00 - 14:30
Duration of the event : 00h30
Criminals of all types are turning to blockchains to launder funds gained through illicit activity. In 2020, over $2.9 trillion dollars exchanged hands on the blockchain and the criminal share totalled around $10.0 billion in transaction volume. Nation state and non-state actors are using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions, fund terrorism, conduct malign influence, and procure illicit items, but their activity leaves a trail of data for investigators to follow. Whether it’s fraud, money laundering, or trafficking, the public blockchain keeps an immutable record of all these moves—it just needs to be read the right way. Janey Young, Head of Global Investigations at Chainalysis, will bring a wealth of experience from over 24 years of service in Law Enforcement and detail why understanding cryptocurrency is key to the future of investigations. This presentation will outline how blockchain analysis tools link cryptocurrency transactions to real-world entities, enabling security experts to degrade criminal financial networks, track bad actors, enable the seizing of funds, and solve the most important cases including counterterrorism, counterintelligence and more.
Janey Young, Head of Global Investigations