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The WRCTC delivers relevant, operational-level training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations in support of national priorities, and serves as a force multiplier in the global narcotics threat and transnational organized crime reduction efforts.

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Cryptocurrency Analysis for Narcotic Investigations

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Length: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Designed For:  Law Enforcement Officers assigned to investigate drug crimes which may involve the use of nonconventional or electronic currency as well as money laundering

Prerequisites: None

Description: This 3 day course is designed for the law officer or military operator in the field to detect illicit use of cryptocurrencies while investigating illegal narcotics and transnational organizations. The course will cover the basics of Bitcoin and other popular coins. Coin wallets & exchange services. Using blockchain explorers in the field to run discovered coin addresses forward and backward. Google Dorking to find a transaction on the blockchain quickly from as little as one data point. Transacting with subjects or machines to analyze their coin transactions. Creating alerts to monitor specific coin address activity. How to discover crypto resources in your operational area. Exploring known hardware and software exploits to reveal more information about transactions. Building and improving a cryptocurrency SSE checklist. Developing and coordinating a cryptocurrency policy within your department, agency or task force. The culmination exercise (CULEX) will be designed to flex all subjects covered during the training period.

Course Objectives:

  1. The basics of Bitcoin and other popular coins.
  2. Coin wallets & exchange services.
  3. Using blockchain explorers in the field to run discovered coin addresses forward and backward.
  4. Google Dorking to find a transaction on the blockchain quickly from as little as one data point.
  5. Transacting with subjects or machines to analyze their coin transactions.
  6. Creating alerts to monitor specific coin address activity.
  7. Pseudo anonymous vs. anonymous coins.
  8. Coin hard forks.  What are they?  What did you miss in a search?
  9. How to discover crypto resources in your operational area.
  10. How to create, receive and spend coin from select paper wallets requiring zero identity.
  11. How to convert one coin to another using conversion platforms requiring zero identity.
  12. The best app for sweeping funds using wallet private keys should you discover one in the field.
  13. Exploring known hardware and software exploits to reveal more information about transactions.
  14. Coin debit cards.
  15. Cell phone top up with Crypto.
  16. Building and improving a cryptocurrency SSE checklist.
  17. Developing and coordinating a cryptocurrency policy within your department, agency or task force.
  18. The culmination exercise (CULEX) will be designed to flex all subjects covered during the training period.
  19. Short Practical Exercises with be used throughout the training to gauge participation and proficiency.

Taught by William Sparks