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Learn how to track, trace and investigate cryptocurrency transactions and/or crypto crimes.

What you’ll learn

The basics of cryptocurrency, what it is and how it works

How Dark Web marketplaces and cryptocurrencies work together

Understand blockchain technology and how to spot illicit activity

How crypto can be used in legitimate and illicit activities

Real-world investigation tactics and tools to analyze crypto crimes

Earn the credentials of a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator

Best Value

Full Crypto Investigator Course

Take all 5 modules and pass the final exam to earn the credentials of a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator.


5 Modules – 8 Hours – $999

Crypto Investigator Course Content

Module 1: Intro to Cryptocurrency

Covers the basics of fiat, virtual and cryptocurrencies and how it is used in legal and illegal manners.

Learn about the many different types of cryptocurrency. Lays the foundation for law enforcement, financial institutions and financial crimes investigators to gain a firm and vital understanding of what cryptocurrency is, how it works, and how it can be used in both legitimate and illicit activities.

Module 2: The Bitcoin Trail

Explores the most dominant cryptocurrency and how related criminal activity is investigated.

Explores who invented Bitcoin, and the reasons why and how it is being used. Delves into cryptocurrency mining, common criminal schemes where bitcoin is used, and how Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance professionals and law enforcement investigate related criminal activity using advanced analytical tools.

Module 3: The Dark Web

Overview of the part of the internet commonly used by criminals and their criminal enterprises.

Students learn of additional crimes where cryptocurrency is involved, how criminals use peer-to-peer exchanges, and little-known real-world investigation tips.

Module 4: Cryptocurrency and the Criminal Element

Reveals the criminal element of cryptocurrency and how to identify and track the evidence left behind.

Students are introduced to insights that are crucial to investigators, such as how dark web marketplaces and cryptocurrencies work together and how they translate into the physical world.

Module 5: Blockchain Forensics

Explores blockchain technology and analytical tools for investigating crypto crimes.

Students enhance their ability to identify the proper investigative tactics related to crime involving cryptocurrency, and gain an understanding of how blockchains work and the pseudo-anonymous nature of cryptocurrency, giving investigators the ability to efficiently and quickly analyze the data to spot illicit activity and/or support criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Designed by Investigators for Investigators

Robert Whitaker

Chief Operating Officer
Robert Whitaker served in law enforcement for 23 years and now serves as the Chief Operation Officer for Blockchain Intelligence Group. Mr. Whitaker previously served as a Supervisory Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and last served in HSI’s Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit where he oversaw the Illicit Digital Economy Program (IDEP). The IDEP was responsible for overseeing cryptocurrency investigations, providing training, equipment, analytical support, and investigative methodologies needed by HSI special agents engaged in investigations involving cryptocurrencies. The IDEP maintained relationships with private industries and academia involved in the cryptocurrency space worldwide. Robert Whitaker previously served as the Resident Agent in Charge of the HSI office in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and as a Municipal Police Officer in El Paso, Texas for 8 years.
Mr. Whitaker has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional.

Teresa Anaya


Teresa has over 25 years experience focused on fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing investigations, including for the FDIC after the financial crisis of 2008, and for Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America and others. As Project Manager at Bank of America, she worked to develop a proprietary Know Your Customer (KYC) suite of applications. Teresa is ITIL 3 Certified, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.

Looking for a more advanced course instead?

Try our new Advanced Crypto Analytics module. Coming soon. This module is not part of the regular CCI training course.


Advanced Crypto Analytics

 Learn about the latest Bitcoin improvement protocols and discover how cryptocurrency users enhance their anonymity. Get to understand the most predominant forensic methods used to trace illicit activity and de-anonymize them.

Coming Soon

CCI Featured Reviews

Excellent course content and very informative. This course will provide you with the requisite knowledge and tools to conduct any cryptocurrency investigation. It is a must for all financial investigators and compliance professionals.

Thomas E. Manifase CFE, CAMS

Executive Director, Investigations at Morgan Stanley Corporate Security

The world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, is one that is constantly moving, thus requiring a significant amount of continual research to stay on top. After taking the Crypto Investigator Course, I feel confident in my abilities on how to track, trace and monitor cryptocurrency transactions. An invaluable skill in such a fast pace environment, especially when we see the industry moving to more compliant and legally friendly solutions!

Sheraz Ahmed, CCI

Vice President of Business Development of the Crypto Valley Association

The Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI) course has expanded my understanding of the Blockchain and Crypto- Forensics a great deal.  I am able to better engage with both law enforcement and financial institutions on communicating the importance of tracing cryptocurrency and de-anonymizing the identities of illicit actors to disrupt the economics of criminal activity such as human trafficking and child exploitation.  Robert Whitaker, Teresa Anaya and the Blockchain Intelligence Group did a great job in building the course and #TeamATII is proud to carry the CCI designation and partner with such a dedicated group of professionals.

Aaron Kahler, CAMS, CFE, CCI, CTCE

Founder/Chief Executive, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII)

This is a perfect course for all the AML compliance professionals willing to begin their careers in cryptocurrency investigation or compliance in cryptocurrencies.

The course is covered in 5 elaborate modules and takes you through various stages to clarify your understanding about cryptocurrency its various types, underlying blockchain technology, its evolution, cryptocurrency investigation and much more.

It is detailed with ample case studies discussed by great facilitators and most importantly the detailed video presentation about BIG’s investigative tool QLUE which helps one to understand and follow cryptocurrency trail.

I recommend this undoubtedly excellent course to all my fellow compliance professionals. Learning about Cryptocurrency investigations cannot get any easier!

Sushma Pawar, CAMS, CCI

Former AML Team Lead at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company

This course provides so much value for any investigator that is just starting in cryptocurrency and is still extremely useful for those that have been in the cryptocurrency field for a long time. The course material touched on subject matter directly related to day to day investigations of suspicious activity, including the Darknet, Bitcoin transaction details and AML typologies. The video tutorials were smooth and made understanding the technical portions a breeze. This course has set the standard for anyone looking to get into the crytpcorrency compliance field.

Stephen Brent Sargeant, CAMS, CBP, CCI

Law Enforcement & Anti-Money Laundering Investigations - Bitfinex

The Cryptocurrency investigations course from Blockchain intelligence group was extremely informative and enlightening. It helped me to connect the dots in how Cryptocurrency can potentially move around, how to follow the money and build an investigation. The content covering the fundamentals of blockchain is probably the most easy to understand that I have seen to date. The course takes complex content and makes it easy to digest and understand. I think that this course should be mandatory for new hires for any company that interacts with the crypto space.

Thanks for the knowledge!

Christina Corrigan, CCI

Customer Operations Manager – Trustlabs Compliance Solutions ltd

I would highly recommend CCI Certification course to anyone who is looking to gain deep insight regarding The Dark Web, Bitcoins and Blockchain Forensics. Easy to understand course contents provide thorough understanding regarding conducting investigations relating to cryptocurrencies and uncovering information on the blockchain.

Muhammad Mateen, CAMS, CCI

Manager Financial Crime - Forensic, Deloitte, Pakistan

This course offers insights in how cryptocurrency can be used to launder money that is different than traditional banking (fiat) ways. I believe AML professionals can benefit from this course.

Perry Wong, AVP - Citi - APAC

AML Global Investigation Unit

This is a really greate course, Alot of great information for those wanting to dig deeper into understanding cryptocurrencices and especially understanding how to investigate them.

Talmadge Henderson, CPA, CFE,CCI, CBE

Ernst and Young - Forencsics

Great course- Well designed! I found the course informative and relevant. it is structured in such a way so as to make for easy reading and comprehension of the key concepts relating to dark web and cryptocurrencies and its implication on financial crimes and money laundering . The highlight of the course is the understanding of the investigative techniques involving cryptocurrencies which i believe is a necessary skill for all forensic and compliance professionals

Lalith Balasubrahmanyam, CCI

Senior Manager- Forensic practice at Protiviti

Great course, I highly recommend!

Peter J. Warrack, CAMS, CBP, CFE, CCI

Chief Compliance Officer - Bitfinex

The Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator module courses have significantly enhaced my technical skills in cryptocurrency mining, criminal schemes, blockchain forensics and AML cryptocurrency investigations. The law enforcement case studies are of real value for risk and compliance officers worldwide. As the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies continue to evolve in a very dynamic way, I find extremely valuable the cryptocurrency criminal awareness techniques taught across all modules. Recommended for all financial services professionals looking to dig deeper into crypto compliance!

Cristina Fleckenstein CAMS, CCI

Business Management and Risk Initiatives, Credit Suisse

Tracing, tracking and monitoring cryptocurrency crimes are a must-have skills for contemporary compliance professionals. This well-structured course introduces learners to blockchain fundamentals before deep-diving into the world crypto crimes.
As the banking sector gets disrupted, new trends in financial crime are emerging. This course addresses such risks resulting from cryptocurrencies. The course is delivered in a very practical way both from law enforcement and financial services practitioners’ perspectives. Great facilitators who have wealth of experience both in law enforcement and banking sector.

Samuel Kiragu, CAMS, CPA, CCI

Regulatory Compliance Instructor, Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax

I have completed all 5 modules and found them to be very informative. The content and videos are presented in a very easy to understand manner. I will definitely be recommending it to my colleagues in compliance.

Aun Maken, CAMS, CFCS, CCI

Manager, Enhanced Due Diligence Unit at Scotiabank

New type of currencies inevitably means new types of risks, BIG’s training provides the necessary basis to start your compliance journey in the field of cryptocurrencies

Fabian Courtine, CCI

Compliance Officer, Swiss Bank

If anyone is looking for a course that will help them with conducting investigations relating to cryptocurrency and the blockchain then I can not recommend this course enough. The course was able to provide everything I was looking for when it comes to understanding the new risks associated to new technologies, how to track, trace and monitor cryptocurrency transactions and/or crypto crimes and how to have effective measures in place to overcome these issues.

Patrick Hoey, CCI

Former Compliance Analyst at TrustToken

Great course, from the basics to applicable investigative techniques. Can’t wait for the Ethereum module to come online

Mario Duron, CCI

BSA FCB and AML Analyst - BanescoUSA

I really enjoyed the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI) course offered by the Blockchain Intelligence Group. It provides the required information to be able to investigate transactions, identify exchanges and trace the funds.


Chief Information Security Officer, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII)

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You can purchase individual modules instead of the full course

Module 1

Intro To Cryptocurrency

1 Hour – $199

Module 2

The Bitcoin Trail

1 Hour – $199

Module 3

Cryptocurrency and the criminal element

 2 Hours – $299

Module 4

The Dark Web

2 Hours – $399

Module 5

Blockchain Forensics

2 Hours – $399

All 5 Modules

Crypto Investigator Course Package

8 Hours – $999


General Question:

Will there be a test for each module? Or a final test at the end of all the modules?

Both. There are multiple lessons in each module, and at the end of each lesson there is a short quiz. Then, at the end of each module there is a test. Finally, at the end of all the modules there is a final test, which is the test you need to pass to earn the credential of Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator.

Does taking the Cryptocurrency Investigator Certification Course or earning the credential of Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator require above average knowledge of computer programming or technicalities?

Not at all. The only technical abilities needed are being able to view and click on webpages.

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