About this Course

Tech Type Essentials
Duration 1 Day

This seminar looks at Cryptocurrency, with a focus on blockchain. The session will develop a clearer picture of Cryptocurrency, understanding how to manage an account, access raw data on distributed ledgers, track and trace block chain transactions with the aim of identifying ‘real-word’ owners and, to prepare an investigation which could result in forfeiture or seizure of ‘Coins.’

Date: Friday 19th July 2019

Time: 09:30 - 13:30

Location: QA International House, Cyber Lab

Cost: FREE

Target Audience

This seminar is aimed at Digital forensic examiners, Forensic accountants, Open source intelligence analysis, Investigators and members of the legal profession.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct an investigation into Cryptocurrency usage
  • Define what is a cryptocurrency
  • Understand the relationship of the blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Audit a transaction - Follow the Money!
  • Manage and deal with different wallet formats
  • Identify common forensic artifacts & Locate suspects
  • Prepare for Asset seizure


  • Registration
  • Introduction & Seminar Outline
  • What is Cryptocurrency
  • Pulling your Blockchain
  • Transactions and Keys
  • Contracts & Tokens
  • Big Fat Wallets (WIF)
  • Back of the Beer Mat – Investigation planning
  • TIE – Trace Identify and Eliminate
  • Follow the Money!
  • Watch and shoot! Finding the user
  • Take it all away – Coin seizure
  • Exit & Seminar Review
  • End of Seminar

Presenter Biography


Paul Fennell

Cyber Security Technical Consultant

Holding a Postgraduate diploma in Cybercrime forensics, Paul worked in the field as a Cyber investigator as both a network and digital forensic examiner, with notable success in conducting and directing a broad range of criminal and civil investigations. With over 7 years’ experience in multi-platform digital forensics in serious and complex multi-region cyber-crime cases on behalf of the MPCCU (Metropolitan Police Cybercrime Unit) holding the rank of Detective Constable and later in the private sector in digital forensics and Incident response (EMEA).

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