Cryptocurrencies for Investigators

  • Beschreibung

    Cryptocurrencies in their many forms, based on the blockchain concept, are here to stay and will increasingly pervade the way people trade and create contracts. This poses a significant challenge for investigators in many different fields, since they must face transactions that seem anonymous and untraceable.

  • Titel

    Cryptocurrencies for Investigators
  • Datum

    09.06.2020 - 12.06.2020
  • Kursdauer

    4 Tage
  • Kurssprache

  • Anmeldefrist

  • Status

  • Leitung

    Nick Furneaux, CSITech
  • Ort

    Allegra Lodge, Hamelirainstrasse 5, 8302 Kloten
  • Gebühren

    CHF 3'490.00 inkl. MwSt.

Designed by widely renowned and respected investigator and researcher Nick Furneaux, this course makes investigators understand blockchain technologies and teaches them how to investigate transactions in a confident way, so that they are able to provide expert findings and robust evidence.

Course Structure

In a first step, we mine and then trade a simple cryptocurrency in the classroom (NickCoin!) to understand all the basic concepts underlying encryptions. We learn about the hashing algorithms used and what they can teach us about a transaction. Next, we set up wallets and trade on a primary blockchain.

In a second step, we learn how to find and extract addresses from paper wallets, computer disks/memory and the web. Then we look at how to extract raw data from all the primary blockchains using their APIs and discover numerous techniques to de-anonymize users within the blockchain and even how to extract attributable Bitcoin addresses from a wiretap or seized device. Now, we are finally able to fully understand how to seize and protect coins used in criminal activity.

We are not aware of any course available that digs this deep into the subject. Although we cover Bitcoin and Ethereum in specific, the skills taught enable investigators to examine any given cryptocurrency.

Course Goals

  • Learn and fully understand the blockchain concept
  • Set up and run cryptocurrency accounts
  • Locate addresses on various media including carving from memory
  • Retrieve information about a specific address
  • Track transactions
  • Identify real world users in a transaction
  • Understand coin seizure
  • Ability to explain the actions taken during the investigation

What our price includes:

  • All training material incl. course manual, writing materials and laptops
  • Free coffee and mineral water

Course times

Day 1: 9 am - 5 pm

Day 2 & 3: 8 am - 4.30 pm

Day 4: 8 am - 4 pm

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