Nation-State Exploitation of Cryptocurrencies

Yaya Fanusie, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Tom Robinson, Chief Data Officer & Co-Founder, Elliptic

Cryptocurrencies are enabling nation-states to conduct espionage, evade sanctions, raise funds and engage in cyberwarfare. This talk will explain how cryptocurrencies are being used by nation-states to promote their agendas and project influence and power beyond their borders, and how blockchain analysis can be used to gain new insights into these activities.Learning Objectives:1: Understand how and why cryptocurrencies are being used by nation-states.2: Learn how blockchain analysis can be used to link and trace payments made by these actors.3: Discover how privacy coins and decentralised exchanges are being used to conceal transaction trails.Pre-Requisites:Basic understanding of cryptocurrencies.

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