Dark Web & Cryptocurrency

05/06/18 we will be attending the Global Blockchain Technology Expo, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. 



dark web & cryptocurrency laundering training

Dark Web & Cryptocurrency Laundering Training: This class is 3 hours in length and is intended as a basic, fundamental course on the Dark Web & Cryptocurrency.

Course Description:  Basic course to familiarize WA State law enforcement  and  prosecutors with the Dark Web/Deep Web and Cryptocurrency methods of operation.  Intravaia hired five professional Dark Web & Cryptocurrency users to train us.  Focus was on how not to use the markets and not be caught by LE.  Two of the users were clearly criminals.  This supplemented the knowledge and experiences we have gained from working cases for the private sector involving the Dark Web.     

Objective: Provide LE (patrol and detectives) & prosecutors with an understanding & knowledge base needed to identify, conduct the most effective, complete, and thorough investigations involving the clandestine use of the Dark Web & Cryptocurrency and criminal conduct associated.  Identification of cases where the Dark Web & Cryptocurrency was utilized for but not limited to : purchase drugs, guns, financial records, human trafficking, and stolen credentials.  Discussion will focus on locating all possible electronic evidence as well as key admissions or confessions with the goal of initiating the strongest case possible for the prosecutor's office and at the same time combating any defense work conducted after discovery.  This will also include discussion of 3.5 and 3.6 hearings and their functions.

Instructor will demonstrate and identify programs utilized to create legitimate cryptocurrency accounts, launder cryptocurrency, gain access to "markets" and how to search various markets, make purchases by engaging in cryptocurrency laundering to anonymously purchase illegal items such as opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl as well as cocaine, steroids, guns etc...  Shipping items to locations and recovery of related physical evidence. 

Course content includes:

·  Method of operation of Dark Web & Cryptocurrency user

·  Elements of basic dark web & Cryptocurrency investigation

·  Evidence: real & electronic

·  Scene analysis & assessment

·  Interviewing 

·  Crime lab resources

·  Case reviews and analysis: Edward Snowden, and Gal Vallerius "OxyMonster"

·  Search warrants & affidavits: financial records, cryptocurrency websites 

·  S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)

Equipment: Preferred but not necessary: agency laptop computer which attendee has administrator privileges to download programs, such as Tor (The Onion Router) program.   

Course is open to law enforcement, prosecutors, and military as well as private sector. 

Cost: $250 per attendee

Updates on bitcoin & cryptocurrency

08.08.19: Cryptocurrency fraudster John Barksdale, from New Jersey, finally arrested in Thailand for fraud. His game is over. https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9M1im_1565253723

Resource for clients: see IAI Israel Aerospace Industries: Cyber Solutions for useful information on strategic sectors and core competencies. 

03/19/18 It has taken five years for any new media outlet to cover this story.  It's comical how far behind the media and government is when it comes to bitcoin:


LOS ANGELES — A former user of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange claims in a federal class actionthat Mark Karpeles and Mizuho Bank caused the loss of $400 million through “gross negligence or outright theft.”  See actual federal complaint below.  Click on pic to view pages:


Excellent explanation of how and why the dark web ideology and business model will ultimately re-write business models throughout the world.