The Rise of Virtual Currencies: Innovative Technology and Novel Schemes

Offered on May 31, 2018

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Credit: 2 

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of virtual currencies and their potentially fraudulent applications. It will provide background information including basic terminology, how virtual currencies function and what they are used for. It will also cover the recent popularity of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and related virtual currency investments. Get an overview of what anti-fraud professionals need to know about virtual currencies and their potentially fraudulent applications in this ACFE webinar. It will include an overview of possible schemes — such as misrepresentations, money laundering, illicit payments (e.g. bribes), and Ponzi schemes — as well as an exploration of specific cases. Lastly, this webinar will cover how different countries are reacting to the rise of virtual currencies.

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Course Level: Overview

    Prerequisite: None

    Advanced Preparation: None 

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Recall background information and terminology related to virtual currencies 
    • Identify new trends in the realm of virtual currencies, such as initial coin offerings (ICOs)
    • Examine the ways governments are responding to virtual currencies 
    • Identify the possible fraudulent applications of virtual currencies
    Who Should Attend:
    • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
    • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
    • Detectives and private investigators
    • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
    • Attorneys and legal professionals 
    • Educators and students



    Jordan Underhill, J.D., CFE                                               
    Research Specialist - Legal Writer
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    Jordan Underhill, J.D., CFE, works as a legal writer at the ACFE. He writes on a variety of legal and fraud-related topics, including virtual currencies, securities regulations, government fraud, and criminology. Develop and maintains ACFE educational materials, resources and publications with a particular focus on the complex legal issues surrounding fraud and other white-collar crimes. He researches emerging legal issues and help develop educational materials that acknowledge and anticipate new developments. 

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