6th Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies
This year’s annual Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies (#6CrC) took place on 1–2 September 2022.
The conference is an initiative of Europol and the Basel Institute on Governance through the joint Working Group on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies.
About the conference
This year’s event took place in hybrid format over two days:
Day 1 brought together members of law enforcement, the private sector, public policy and regulatory bodies and the media.
The short presentations and panel discussions covered crucial topics for the virtual assets industry, including public and private sector collaboration in cryptocurrency investigations, data credibility, the use of cryptocurrency for proliferation financing and sports betting, and recent changes to EU legislation on cryptocurrencies.
Speakers represented the European Parliament, Asset Reality, Binance, Chainalysis, CipherTrace, RUSI, Sportradar and TRM Labs. View Day 1 agenda
Day 2 is strictly limited to law enforcement and related public authorities.
The sessions explore the changing modi operandi of criminals abusing the cryptocurrency ecosystem to hide and launder money, and how law enforcement can fight back.
About the conference
Hosted this year by Europol at its headquarters in The Hague, the annual conference gathers cryptocurrency experts, investigators and other law enforcement representatives from around the world.
The aim is to increase the capabilities of all relevant actors to successfully investigate and prosecute virtual assets-based money laundering and other crypto-enabled crimes, as well as manage related risks to citizens, companies and national/global financial systems.
The conferences help to create a network of practitioners and experts who can collectively establish best practices and provide assistance and recommendations in this fast-evolving field.
2022 conference press release
"Cryptocurrencies key to tackling organised crime" – view takeaways and photos
2021 Recommendations – #5CRC
View the Working Group's 7 Recommendations on combating virtual assets-based money laundering and crypto-enabled crime
Cryptocurrencies and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Training
A four-session virtual workshop on cryptocurrencies, financial crime and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, led by the Basel Institute's International Centre for Asset Recovery
Quick guide to cryptocurrencies and money laundering investigations
A short overview of how cryptocurrencies can be used to facilitate serious crimes or launder stolen money, and what law enforcement can do about it - available in English, Español, Français and Português.