Nation-State Exploitation of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies are enabling nation-states to conduct espionage, evade sanctions, raise funds and engage in cyberwarfare. This talk will explain how cryptocurrencies are being used by nation-states to promote their agendas and project influence and power beyond their borders, and how blockchain analysis can be used to gain new insights into these activities.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand how and why cryptocurrencies are being used by nation-states.
2: Learn how blockchain analysis can be used to link and trace payments made by these actors.
3: Discover how privacy coins and decentralised exchanges are being used to conceal transaction trails.

Basic understanding of cryptocurrencies.

Yaya Fanusie


Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Tom Robinson


Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Elliptic

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