• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this final course of the Cryptocurrency Investigation series, we will discuss the concept of the blockchain, a public distributed ledger that keeps track of digital currency transactions, as a dynamic and useful technology. Each coin has its own blockchain, but the concept and technology are derived from the Bitcoin blockchain. It can be used by law enforcement and other industries in beneficial ways, but in the wrong hands, it can be exploited by criminal enterprises. Examples can range from tax evasion, the distribution of child pornography, trading of illegal weapons, to the sale of narcotics. In this course, you will be able to better understand the intricacies of blockchain technology and explore analytical tools for investigating these crimes.

Learning Objectives

Understand the intricacies of blockchain technology and explore analytical tools for investigating these crimes.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.