JJAY-NCFTA Cryptocurrency Investigations for Criminal Justice Agents Webinar

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The Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance are offering a webinar on “Cryptocurrency Investigations for Criminal Justice Agents.”

This webinar introduces participants to cryptocurrency and its relevance to criminal justice agents and investigations. The webinar will cover topics such as the different categories of cryptocurrency, common cryptocurrencies, the mining process, blockchain, and common cases where cryptocurrency is used or is the target of criminal activity. Participants gain basic knowledge of investigative options that are available to gather intelligence.

This webinar is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.


Adam Wandt
Assistant Professor, Vice Chair for Technology, Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Adam Scott Wandt has worked on sponsored research in partnership with the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Interpol, the United Nations, as well as law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world. His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, investigative/surveillance technology, OSINT, cryptocurrency, darknet markets, and social engineering.

Sean Williams
Intelligence Analyst

Sean Williams is a Trainer and Intelligence Analyst within Training at the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sean does dark web research and analysis on illicit markets, forums, actors, coordinates and develops training on a variety of topics, and cryptocurrency investigations. He received a graduate degree in Security and Intelligence Studies from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.