Cellebrite Cryptocurrency Investigative Techniques (CCIT)

3 days
Intermediate -level course

Course Description

Cellebrite Cryptocurrency Investigative Techniques (CCIT) is a three (3) day intermediate level course designed to provide investigators of all skill levels and opportunity to successfully complete cryptocurrency investigations. Attendees will learn to leverage tools and resources to reduce investigation time and improve information yield.

Participants will also learn investigative techniques aligned with a risk-based approach to tracing the source of blockchain funds and de-anonymising cryptocurrency transactions with cryptocurrency forensic tools. Upon successfully completing the course and passing the exam, attendees will earn the CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) certification.

Course Content

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Blockchain and Tracing Cryptocurrency
  • Discussing what entities are defined as virtual currencies
  • An explanation of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
  • Providing a definition for the word blockchain, as the word correlates to cryptocurrency
  • The description of steps needed to complete a virtual currency transaction
  • Understanding how cryptocurrency wallets work
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What Is Cryptocurrency
  • Provide a contrast and comparison of digital currency, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency
  • Understand the key characteristics of cryptocurrencies
  • Learn what do regulators call cryptocurrency
  • Discuss the differences between virtual and Fiat
  • Learn to accurately compare virtual currency and electronic money
  • Gain knowledge to describe the meaning of Public and Private Keys the cryptography in cryptocurrency
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Cryptocurrency History
  • Review the different categories of cryptocurrency customers
  • Learn to apply the different uses for uses of cryptocurrency, to a variety of users
  • Discuss the existence and identification of cryptocurrency consultants and software companies
  • Understand the role of cryptocurrency miners and node operators
  • Explore the aspects and functions the customer types Exchanger (VASP) and Administrator
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Crypto Entities - Risky and Riskier
  • Discuss the processes used by CipherTrace for cryptocurrency monitoring
  • Explain the skills needed to evaluate the risks levels of Exchanges
  • Explore the variations of decentralized exchanges
  • Describe and identify different cryptocurrency laundering services
  • Engage in a comprehensive review of: Bitcoin ATM Map, ATMS, Tumblers and Mixers
  • Gain knowledge about the Dark Market and Dark Vendors
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Traditional vs. Crypto Anti-Money Laundering
  • Discuss the traditional AML, Capture the Flag (CTF) and sanction concerns
  • Review the correlation between cryptocurrency and the Russia 2016 Election Hacking Indictment
  • Understand how the Iranian cryptocurrency activities are monitored
  • Complete an expanded exploration of the following elements essential to understand criminal activity assessments
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Understanding Crypto Entities
  • Learn the cryptography of cryptocurrency
  • Understand the digital clues associated with change addresses
  • Review the unspent transaction outputs (UTXO) remaining after a cryptocurrency transaction
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Blockchain in Real Life (IRL)
  • Discuss the Bitcoin (BTC, the Legacy Model) vs Bitcoin Cash (BCH, Contemporary Model)
  • Learn to document activity through Block Explorer
  • Documenting Bitcoin Addresses and Identifiers
  • Discuss how to evaluate and read blockchain transaction metadata
  • Understand how to remove blockchain anonymity
  • Explore cryptocurrency anti-money laundering and blockchain forensics
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  • Review which useful data points for transaction reporting to record
  • Identify and overcome common challenges to cryptocurrency investigations
  • Learn to produce a report of findings that are understandable to a layperson.
Last modified: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 9:34 AM