Tracing Cryptocurrency in Money Laundering

Tracing Cryptocurrency in Money Laundering
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Digital currency is now the mainstream for most individuals and financial institutions. This gives modern fraudsters more opportunities to commit scams and schemes. You need to understand how these technologies work and how they can facilitate fraud. 

Using examples from their joint investigations at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Thomas Regan and Denise Harding will provide transactions from digital currency platforms to demonstrate the flow of funds from one platform to another. They will also discuss how different transaction types and patterns are indicative of money laundering.


Basic knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain terminology; General knowledge of financial investigations and funds tracing; Knowledge of the definition of money laundering

You Will Learn How To:

Determine information needed to trace funds through cryptocurrency blockchains and to assist in cryptocurrency address attribution

Identify transactions in traditional financial and fintech institutions that indicate use of cryptocurrency

Recognize indicators of money laundering within cryptocurrency transactions and when exchanging funds between financial platforms

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: July 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study

Credit by Field of Study


Thomas Regan Jr. - Speaker

Investigative Computer Specialist
U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Denise R. Harding CFE, CPA, CFF - Speaker

Denise Harding

Forensic Accountant
NCIS Economic Crimes Field Office


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