Europol Hosts Digital Currency Conference for Law Enforcement

The European Union's (EU) top law enforcement agency recently held a two-day conference on the subject of digital currencies.

AccessTimeIconJul 20, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:23 p.m. UTC

The European Union's (EU) top law enforcement agency recently held a two-day conference on the subject of digital currencies.

The third annual Virtual Currencies Conference was organized by Europol's European Cybercrime Center (EC3), and hosted at its headquarters in The Hague on 14th and 15th July.

Law enforcement representatives from the EU, Canada and the US were in attendance, the agency said. Major topics covered at the event included money laundering and best practices for cases in which digital currencies feature prominently.

Olivier Burgersdijk, head of strategy for EC3, said of the event:

"Over the past few years we have built, partially also by means of these conferences, an expert community of investigators, prosecutors and private sector practitioners that, importantly, jointly contribute to the prevention and combating of various forms of abuse of the virtues that digital currencies offer."

More information about the event can be found here.

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