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Introduction to Cryptocurrency and the Dark Web


March 10th  | 1pm CST



Summary: The training will cover the basics of cryptocurrency investigations, background of different cryptocurrencies currently used by suspects and how they apply to the dark web.

It will also cover the tracing of crypto, specifically Bitcoin, and the recovery of cryptocurrency/asset forfeiture for the purposes of seizing criminal proceeds and returning assets to victims.
The Speaker will also touch on the platforms suspects use to move crypto and what we have seen over the years working these investigations to include the use of encrypted messaging platforms. "


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Speaker
Christopher Hicks
Is a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and is assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office.
He specializes in cryptocurrency and dark web investigations and was a founding member of Los Angeles Field Office’s Cyber Financial Group. Prior to this assignment, he conducted a wide array of financial and asset forfeiture investigations. He began his federal law enforcement career in 2010 as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service where he conducted bank fraud and asset forfeiture
Refinitiv, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. Serving more than 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries, we provide information, insights, and technology that drive innovation and performance in global markets. Our 160-year Reuters heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence, while our unique open platform, best-in-class data, and cutting-edge technology bring greater opportunity to our customers. By advancing our customers, we drive progress for the entire financial community.
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