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Understanding Advanced Crypto
Obfuscation Techniques—Privacy Coins,

Mixers, and Peeling

Prior Crypto Knowledge Recommended:

People are attracted to cryptocurrencies for a variety of reasons, with “anonymity” being a major draw. Most cryptocurrencies, however, do not offer complete anonymity, but rather “pseudonymity”. Public ledgers allow anyone to trace the movements of cryptocurrencies between different wallets, so the flow of money is visible to all. For those who want to have more privacy than a public ledger can provide, there are various obfuscation techniques an individual can utilize: privacy coins, crypto mixers, wallets with enhanced privacy features, etc. Not only do these techniques heighten privacy for the everyday user, but criminals will often employ many of these obfuscation techniques to evade detection by law enforcement. This webinar covers how these techniques work, how to detect them, and what your next steps should be when you do.

Attendees will learn:

  • How crypto mixers and privacy enhanced wallets work
  • How to detect chain hopping and other evasive techniques
  • The different privacy coins and how criminals abuse them
  • Where obfuscation techniques fall short

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Speaker Profile

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Pamela Clegg, CAMS

Director of Financial Investigations & Education

Pamela is the Director of Financial Investigations and Education for CipherTrace. Pamela works with governments, law enforcement officials, regulators, law firms and financial institutions around the world to conduct blockchain forensic investigations. Her Education group provides global training in the blockchain, investigation of financial crimes, money laundering and other criminal activity within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. In addition, she is in an internationally recognized expert in the use of cryptocurrency in human trafficking and other financial crimes. Pamela has conducted trainings and spoken on cryptocurrency and financial crimes globally, including presentations to INTERPOL, EUROPOL, and other international and federal organizations.

Prior to joining CipherTrace, Pamela was the Assistant Vice President BSA and Information Security for First State Bank. She also has more than ten years in international investigations, due diligence and operations, working primarily in Latin America for the U.S. Government.

Pamela obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Pamela is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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