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Cryptocurrency Investigations

March 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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March 8-9 or March 23-24, 2023.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST with an hour lunch break.

Taught by academics and investigators who consistently engage with various aspects of cryptocurrency in their careers, this 2-day course educates participants on cryptocurrency and its relevance to criminal justice agents and investigations. The course will cover in depth topics such as the different categories of cryptocurrency, common cryptocurrencies, the mining process, blockchain, and cases where cryptocurrency is used or is the target of criminal activity. Participants will gain knowledge of investigative options that are available to gather intelligence, so that they can have a more advanced understanding of how to conduct investigations which involve cryptocurrency. This course is open to beginners as well as those with intermediate knowledge who would like to improve their skillsets.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify cryptocurrencies and blockchain;
  • Describe the mechanisms of blockchain;
  • Identify cryptocurrency exchange rules and processes;
  • Differentiate cryptocurrency’s use in different types of crime;
  • Apply the lessons and concepts from this course to demonstrate participants investigative skills and abilities.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of course completion, and, upon request, can receive technical assistance from the NCFTA through investigative requests for information (RFIs).


Professor Adam Scott Wandt

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Vice Chair for Technology, Department of Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Sean Williams Intelligence Analyst

Sean Williams is a Trainer and Intelligence Analyst within Training at the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tyler Conville Intelligence Analyst

Tyler is a Cyber Financial Crime Intelligence Analyst for National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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This course is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance 

The course is only open to U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges.


March 8, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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