Prosecution and prevention of organized financial crime with virtual currencies
BITCRIME was a bilateral German-Austrian research project. The aim of the joint project was the development of innovative and practicable approaches to the identification, prosecution and prevention of crimes with virtual cryptocurrencies that are appropriate to the nature of virtual cryptocurrencies. Key requirements to be met were economic efficiency for all stakeholders and a judicious balance between economic potential, freedom, administrative manageability, and criminal prosecution.
Over a period of 2 years, technical and organisational approaches were developed to enable effective criminal investigations while avoiding both a blanket ban of virtual currencies and potential misuse through mass surveillance.
SBA was part of the Austrian subproject which focused on approaches to the effective discovery and analysis of patterns in criminal financial transactions.
- The Austrian subproject was led by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.
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The project was funded by the Austrian security research programme KIRAS of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (former BMVIT).