LION DC: Webinar on cryptocurrencies for the Polish Police

The Polish Platform for Homeland Security, in cooperation with the Cybercrime Bureau of the Polish National Police Headquarters and the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk, organised a webinar for the Polish Police officers on cryptocurrencies. The event took place on 27-28 April 2021 as part of the European LION DC project, of which the PPHS is one of the partners.

The scope of the webinar covered the use of cryptocurrencies in investigative activities, with a particular focus on online drug crimes. In the first part of the meeting, the participants were familiarized with the basic information about virtual currencies. Next, the speaker presented in detail the aspects of cryptocurrency wallets and the so-called cryptocurrency laundering and then described the principles of their analysis.

An important issue from the point of view of the attendees of the meeting was the forensic section, which focused on the technical details of operational activities for cryptocurrencies. In the practical part, the person conducting the webinar presented a number of tools supporting the work of investigators related to the webinar’s topic. The formula of the event enabled interaction between the speaker and the participants by introducing interactive quizzes and practical exercises.

LION DC PL webinarium - 1. edycja

The webinar was attended by nearly 50 police officers representing mainly cybercrime units, as well as investigative, criminal, economic crime, and narcotics departments. The participants included were representatives of both the National Police Headquarters and all Provincial Headquarters in Poland. The materials presented during the two-day online meeting were based on training modules prepared by the LION DC project team, which focuses on improving the skills of European agencies in the fight against online drug trafficking.

In view of the great interest in the event, PPHS has organized its second edition, this time for criminal investigation departments of the Polish Police.

More information about LION DC can be found here.

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