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Book Review: Investigating Cryptocurrencies

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Top EH-Net contributors do get noticed! 

Phillip Aaron was noticed because of his contribution to Community Articles on EH-Net. Because of the quality of that content, he was asked to do a book review, which was published on EH-Net right alongside our main writers on the front page. "Book Review: Investigating Cryptocurrencies" takes you inside the book that not only is a great primer on cryptocurrencies, but also Part II on forensic investigations on those who use them.

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Book Review: Investigating CryptocurrenciesAs the saying goes, “Follow the money.” Regardless of one’s philosophical argument on the merits of a decentralized currency controlled by the masses and not a single government entity, criminals are utilizing the technology to their own ends specifically because of the lack of a paper trail. “Investigating Cryptocurrencies: Understanding, Extracting, and Analyzing Blockchain Evidence” was written for cyber and financial investigators and provides the necessary background, techniques, and methodologies needed to investigate crimes involving cryptocurrency transactions. Author Nick Furneaux states:

“… a digital forensic investigator, a forensic accountant, or even an Open Source Intelligence gatherer … need to know about this subject.”

Nick Furneaux has 20 years of experience providing cyber security, forensic consultancy, and training to companies and law enforcement institutions in the UK and across Europe, the United States, and Asia. Nick is the Managing Director of CSITech Ltd and Director of the online forensic training company CSILearn Ltd. His experience with both conducting investigations and instructing courses was clearly evident while reading the book, where Nick could go quite deep into the content while explaining it in a way that stuck.

Any forensics people out there have to deal with cryptocurrencies? Need a good explanation of what it's all about?

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