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7.1.14 - An Inquiry into Money Laundering Tools in the Bitcoin Ecosystem

By Malte Möser, MS student, University of Münster

We investigate opportunities and limitations of anti-money laundering (AML) in Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptographic currency proliferating on the Internet. We analyze several services offering increased transaction anonymization that have emerged in the Bitcoin ecosystem -- Bitcoin Fog, BitLaundry, and the Send Shared functionality of Blockchain.info. In a series of experiments, we use reverse-engineering methods to understand the mode of operation and try to trace anonymized transactions back to our probe accounts. .

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Q1/Q2 2014: Science Advisory Board Proposals Due

April 1-3, 2014: APWG.EU eCrime Sync-up - Oberammergau, Germany

April 8-10, 2014: Counter eCrime Operations Summit VIII - Hong Kong

September 23-25, 2014: APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research - Birmingham, AL
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The 2014 APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research will be held from September 23-25, 2014 in Birminham, Alabama, USA. The submission deadline is July 14, 2014.  To stay up-to-date with our 2014 event information, click below.
Research & Policy Sync-Ups
APWG members and correspondents can propose Sync-Ups at any time to muster workshops around a topic that is of broad interest to members for managing and suppressing cybercrime, in technology or in policy.
Science Advisory Board
APWG’s eCrime Research Summit (eCRS), inaugurated in 2006, established a community of researchers distinguished by their focus on new forms of criminal enterprise mediated through electronic internetworks and software.
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APWG eCrime Research works hard to advance the development of ecrime research as an established discipline. Building the community of researchers is a big part of that process and we do want the greatest number of participants in this vital field to be up on every conference opportunity.
eCrime Fighters Scholarship
The APWG  eCrime Researchers Scholarship Program was conceived and organized by APWG Deputy Secretary-General Foy Shiver in 2006 as a support mechanism for scholars in the emerging discipline of eCrime research to participate in the annual Symposium on Electronic Crime Research.