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  • Bitcoin Transaction Major Points

    Bitcoin Transaction Major Points

    Bitcoin transactions are one of the most secure transfers of money that can happen today.  There are a few things that every bitcoin transaction consists of.  This would be the header and the input and the output. The input of a bitcoin transaction is showing that the prior balance of the wallet contains a certain number of bitcoins available to use.  These bitcoins are then transferred forward to the current transaction that is about to...
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  • Schemes of Money Laundering

    Schemes of Money Laundering

    There are three main steps to money laundering that a criminal must go through to launder their money successfully.  The three steps to money laundering are the placement stage, the transformation stage, and investment stage. The first step of placement is attempting to get the money out of your control and into another place.  What this does is removes the dirty money from your possession and puts it into the control of someone else —...
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  • Following the Money

    Following the Money

    When a bitcoin purchase or trade is made, there are slight amounts of the information left behind that can lead investigators to the owner of the virtual currencies.  When you start looking deeper into this information, then you have the chance at finding the address and tracking down where the money is headed. One tool that you can use is bitcoin block explorer which summed up is a bitcoin tracker.  You insert the unparsed address,...
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  • On The Scene

    On The Scene

    There are several things that law enforcement must do before diving into an investigation of a crime scene.  There are checklists and a matter of waiting for the proper people to show up to the scene of the crime.  If the crime scene is secure investigators can then go in and begin the investigative process and fill out the proper documents based upon what is observed at the crime scene. A crime scene checklist is...
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  • Legal Fundamentals

    Legal Fundamentals

    When someone is arrested, there is a lot of legal fundamentals that go on in the background to ensure that the individual gets the proper fair trial that they are entitled too.  Many times, these cases will start in the state or district courts, and depending on the situation, they can build up to the supreme court, which is the highest level of the judicial system.  The supreme court will only take a certain number...
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