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2023 Government Webinar Series

This series of webinars is for government, law enforcement and investigators. Join us alongside a fantastic collection of authorities as we take on hot topics, regulations, real-life cases and more. Learn more.

Training and certification

Draw on the expertise and best practices of our team of cryptocurrency AML experts and investigators

Investigating, analyzing and mitigating cryptocurrency-related crime requires specialized tools and skills. CipherTrace offers an array of services to give you and your team the technical training and guidance that you need to be successful.

CipherTrace offers three main certification courses:

  1. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Essentials Certification (BCEC) for executives and policy makers
  2. Cryptocurrency Tracing Certified Examiner (CTCE) for financial investigators
  3. Certified Cryptocurrency Risk Specialist (CCRS) for AML professionals.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Essentials Certification (BCEC)

CipherTrace’s BCEC training provides a strong foundation for executives to understand cryptocurrency and blockchain. Participants learn the essentials behind blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), how cryptocurrency transactions work, Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) typologies, industry needs, and the role blockchain analytics plays in the crypto ecosystem. BCEC graduates make more informed decisions around cryptocurrency, whether it be in drafting regulations, creating compliance policies, and/or overseeing cryptocurrency-enabled financial crime investigations.

Cryptocurrency Tracing Certified Examiner

CipherTrace’s Cryptocurrency Tracing Certified Examiner training will equip participants with an understanding of blockchain investigation fundamentals and the specific understanding of tracing cryptocurrency transactions. Participants develop and hone digital investigation techniques while gaining valuable experience in cryptocurrency investigation techniques. Participants will learn a risk-based approach to tracing the source of blockchain funds and de-anonymizing cryptocurrency transactions with cryptocurrency investigation tools.

Certified Cryptocurrency Risk Specialist

CipherTrace’s Certified Cryptocurrency Risk Specialist (CCRS) training helps you develop a prudent and risk-based approach to your interactions with the virtual currency economy. This one-day training is designed to give banks the necessary knowledge to identify, assess, and mitigate cryptocurrency risk exposure. You will further your understanding of regulations and best practices for onboarding and monitoring crypto entities so that your institution can develop the best risk-based approach for its risk appetite.

Upcoming training dates

CipherTrace holds BCEC, CCRS, CTCE, and Crypto for Banks trainings and workshops throughout the year, around the globe. Interested parties can join one of our upcoming training sessions or request private sessions for themselves and their colleagues.

May 3, 2023
Time: 10:00-12:00 PM EDT / 3:00-5:00 PM GMT
Location: Online
May 23-25, 2023
Part 1: May 23rd | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Part 2: May 25th | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Location: Online
May 31- June 1, 2023
Part 1: May 31st | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Part 2: June 1st | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Location: Online
June 27-28, 2023
Part 1: Jun 27th | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Part 2: Jun 28th | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Location: Online
July 25-26, 2023
Part 1: Jul 25th | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Part 2: Jul 26th | Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT
Location: Online

Mastercard’s Crypto Foundations Training Module

This course provides an understandable, comprehensive and fundamental way for those new to cryptocurrency and blockchain. Participants will learn:

  • The essentials behind blockchain
  • What is cryptocurrency and how it works
  • VASP typologies
  • Industry trends
  • The role blockchain analytics plays in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.



The word “altcoin” is an abbreviation of “Bitcoin alternative,” and thus describes every single cryptocurrency except for Bitcoin. Altcoins are referred to as Bitcoin alternatives because – at least to some extent – most altcoins hope to either replace or improve upon at least one Bitcoin component. Popular altcoins include Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin etc.

Bitcoin Address

A bitcoin address is a unique cryptographic key that “owns” bitcoins and is associated with a public/private key pair. The private key is kept secret and is used to sign a transaction hash, which authorizes the spending of coins it controls, so that everyone on the Bitcoin network can verify that the person transferring the bitcoin actually owns them, at which point the transaction can be validated. The public key is used to receive funds, is broadcasted out to the network, and is visible to everyone after coins have been spent. In the payment portion of a bitcoin transaction, the recipient’s public key is represented by its digital fingerprint, called a bitcoin address, which is generated from and corresponds to a public key. The person(s) who know the corresponding private key can send those bitcoins to any other address. The cryptographic keys that control an address are typically stored on a user’s computer or mobile device in a bitcoin wallet software app.

Addresses can be looked up in the CipherTrace Search screen (for those having access to the tool), or alternatively can be looked up in any open, public blockchain.

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