There's No Such Thing as Crypto Crime An Investigators Guide, by Furneaux, Nick
- ISBN: 9781394164820 | 1394164823
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/3/2023
In the past 5 years crimes involving cryptocurrencies have multiplied exponentially. The company Chainalysis reported a doubling of cryptocurrency-based crime from $7.8 bn to $14 bn from just 2021 to 2022 alone. Governments who were largely ignoring this issue are now investing billions in the control and policing of the space culminating in US President Biden’s Executive Order related to the regulation of crypto-assets published in March 2022. This order included requirements for organisations and government to implement anti-money laundering and investigation processes across the financial space.
At the same time, criminal funds are flowing into smart contracts such as new tokens, NFT’s and Decentralised Finance – creations that didn’t even exist 5 years ago. And a vast audience of Financial Investigations, Fraud specialists and Cyber Investigators all need skills in this area.
Starting from square one explaining the criminal opportunities in crypto, the book then moves into the key tools used in a crypto investigation and the difference between light and dark we investigations. The book will cover relating common investigative principles such as discovery to this realm. From there, readers will take a deep dive into bitcoin, crypto exchanges, wallets, and visualization as well as key alt-currencies including etherium, tron, ripple, and others. Investigators will cap their knowledge with the most fun topic of all – seizures!