Using OSINT for Cryptocurrency Attribution

  • Webcast Aired Monday, 17 Dec 2018 1:00PM EST (17 Dec 2018 18:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Kirby Plessas

Encryption and anonymity offered by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are exploited for securing illicit transactions, but these transactions still include attributable features that lead to identifying information. While dark webs and cryptocurrencies are increasingly popular, these nascent technologies are still misunderstood by many users. This presentation will use live examples and real-world applications to demonstrate how freely available tools can be employed to gather valuable information in support of investigations. Objectives include locating resources for cryptocurrency tracking, identifying indications of cryptocurrency mechanisms, and mapping cryptocurrency exchanges for user attribution.