Police city of London will be the first unit in the country, which experts will be trained on the use of cryptocurrencies.
It is expected that a special course will be part of internships at the Academy of economic crimes. According to the press-Secretary of Police of the city of London, the initiative as a whole is a “first of its kind”.
“The program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required in order to recognize the use of the cryptocurrency and to deal with them in the course of the investigation”, — quotes the press-Secretary of the local newspaper City A. M.
Note, the program is being implemented amid growing concerns that the innovative technology associated with cryptocurrencies, allow criminals to organize a scheme to launder money, and even easier than before.
Back in February, Europol (Police service of the European Union) presented data showing that cybercriminals can use cryptocurrencies to launder at least £4 billion At the same time, this amount is only 4% of illegal turnover of cash.
It is noteworthy that, according to the representative, the main reason for the organization of the course is the application of the police: many of them feel the lack of preparation in the face of activities related to the cryptocurrency, and using traditional financial methods.
“This is the first of its kind initiative, it was developed in response to the opinions of police officers from across the country who believe that affordable training in this area was insufficient,” said the spokesman.
It is expected that after completion of the course a COP will be better prepared to “identify” the use of cryptocurrency for criminal purposes, “investigation” of such cases “confiscation” of digital money when you need it.
Currently, training is already underway — is held the first pilot training. In addition, a schedule for August.
Probably, the decision to organize such training in London is reasonable given that we are talking about one of the most important financial centers on the planet. Police city of London also has the status of a lead unit of the United Kingdom for investigation of frauds, therefore, in its area of responsibility includes dissemination of best practices among the rest of the police. In the case of the success of the pilot training program will be deployed throughout the UK this autumn.
Overall, the measures taken in the state, is similar to the integrated approach to the management of the cryptocurrency. Recently, the city of London Corporation announced that creates a new “high-tech” court, which will consider cases related to the cryptocurrency, and other cybercrime. It is also known that the British public is actively interested in new form of money: in the beginning of the month about the imminent launch of online course on cryptocurrencies stated in the London school of Economics.
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