Cryptocurrency Investigation, or crypto oriented crime, is crime that involves a computer, crypto wallet and a crypto exchange. The computer or exchange may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cryptocurrency crime can be defined as: "Offences that are committed against individuals or exchanges or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause reputation, physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including but not limited to Crypto exhanges, trading bots, wallets, chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)”.
Digitpol’s Cyber Crime Investigation experts investigate, analyse crypto fraud such as rogue ICO's, hacking incidents, crypto exchange insurance fraud and the theft and transfer of currency from wallets. Digitpol deploys industry standard Internet monitoring platforms to detect keywords and find evidence on servers globally. Data obtained from cyber channels is most effective when linked to physical evidence as additional proof.
Crypocurrency Investigation Unit
Digitpol's specialized blockchain investigation team investigate crimes that involve or utilize blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We deploy investigative techniques to undercover complex transactions taken place on the blockchain such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and the latest currencies known as alt coins.
We investigate rogue Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's), rogue alt coins and rogue offerings on the blockchain. Digitpol has the ability to monitor and trace payments and undercover the identity of users of crypto currencies.
We investigate hacking incidents on crypto currency exchanges, hacked accounts and unauthorised transfer of assets.
We assist Financial Investigation Units trace illicit funds, trace the movements of crypto currencies and tokens, trace flat money been transferred through the blockchain economy, we investigate, identify and assist with the seizure of wallets and accounts.