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Monday, June 8, 2020

All day
02 June 2020 to 22 June 2020

The aim of this activity is to enhance knowledge about Darkweb and to increase basic investigative skills such as blockchain analysis, seizing cryptocurrencies and investigating darknet marketplaces. The aim is also to enhance cross-border investigations and cooperation regarding Darkweb and cryptocurrencies cases.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will accommodate interactive, participatory, practical and experiential orientated principles. The activity involves didactic learning through lectures and presentations by subject matter experts.

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills. The entire activity is carried out online hence the physical presence of participants will not be required. The course is accessible through CEPOL's e-learning platform LEEd (after approved registration).

Nomination: The online course offers 30 seats altogether. In case you are interested, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point.

08 June 2020

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, Litecoin are more and more frequently used by criminals in performing their illegal activities and for hiding the proceeds of their crime. Law enforcement agencies around Europe do manage to track down and seize virtual currencies in more and more cases thanks to the ongoing investment into digital investigation capacities and the accumulated knowledge and experience.

Nevertheless a number of questions remain unanswered with regard to the management of seized cryptocurrencies. How to store them securely? Should the state exchange the seized cryptocurrencies to normal currency or not? If yes, when to sell the virtual currencies? Who shall bear the risks of the volatility of the value of the seized virtual currencies? To whom and how shall the state sell virtual currencies? In what amount should the virtual currencies be sold in order to maximise the revenue? (As not many potential buyers would purchase 10s of bitcoins in one sale due to the large value.) How to administer the storage or the procedure of sale? Is it sensible to use the scarcely available cryptocurrency expertise in police organisations for the management of crypto assets or these experts should conduct and facilitate intelligence and investigation actions instead?

The overall objective of this online training event is to show how the Belgian Federal Police found a flexible and economical solution to these problems by procuring an external company to provide these essential services regarding cryptocurrency management. The webinar will be supported by Belgian criminal police expert and an external cyrptocurrency consultant.



Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032