22 min

How Crypto Fuels Trade Based Money Laundering Public Key

    • Technology

In this episode, Ian Andrews (CMO, Chainalysis) speaks to Michael Firing (Assistant Director, Field Operations, Center for Intelligence, Targeting, and Enforcement (CITE), who is involved with investigations covering human and fentanyl trafficking, trade based money laundering and the movement of crypto in and out of the US. 
They discuss the role of the newly created CITE agency in combating various threats, including terrorism, transnational organized crime, and illicit trade. 
Michael also highlights the challenges of  the increasing use of cryptocurrency in criminal activities such as drug trafficking and human trafficking and the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors in addressing these challenges. Michael explains the importance of leveraging cryptocurrency analysis to support investigations and disrupt criminal networks by having a coordinated multi-agency approach.
Minute-by-minute episode breakdown
2 | Introducing customs and border protection's intelligence arm  
4 | Combating transnational threats with intelligence and cryptocurrency analysis 
7 | Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML): From suitcases to thumb drives
10 | The rise of crypto in illicit precursor chemical sales and drug trafficking
13 | Collection of vast amounts of data to support other agency’s investigative efforts
16 | Global collaboration for the fight against crypto related crimes 
Related resources
Check out more resources provided by Chainalysis that perfectly complement this episode of the Public Key.
Website: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Enhancing the nation’s security through innovation, intelligence, collaboration and trust.
Article: America’s Front Line Against Fentanyl
Article: Increasing the Focus on Trade-Based Money Laundering
Registration: Digital premiere of Links 2024 (NYC Main Stage Content and more - Register Now!)
Blog: Crypto and the Opioid Crisis: What Blockchain Analysis Reveals About Global Fentanyl Sales [UPDATED 3/7/24]
Article: Emirates NBD welcomes Chainalysis to Digital Asset Lab Council
LinkedIn Post: Chainalysis is officially in 🇦🇪 Dubai!
YouTube: Chainalysis YouTube page
Twitter: Chainalysis Twitter: Building trust in blockchain
Tik Tok: Building trust in #blockchains among people, businesses, and governments
Telegram: Chainalysis on Telegram
Speakers on today’s episode
Ian Andrews * Host * (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis) 
Michael Firing (Assistant Director, Field Operations, Center for Intelligence, Targeting, and Enforcement (CITE)
This website may contain links to third-party sites that are not under the control of Chainalysis, Inc. or its affiliates (collectively “Chainalysis”). Access to such information does not imply association with, endorsement of, approval of, or recommendation by Chainalysis of the site or its operators, and Chainalysis is not responsible for the products, services, or other content hosted therein.
Our podcasts are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Listeners should consult their own advisors before making these types of decisions. Chainalysis has no responsibility or liability for any decision made or any other acts or omissions in connection with your use of this material.
Chainalysis does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information in any particular podcast and will not be responsible for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies of any part of such material. 
Unless stated otherwise, reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Chainalysis. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Chainalysis employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflec

In this episode, Ian Andrews (CMO, Chainalysis) speaks to Michael Firing (Assistant Director, Field Operations, Center for Intelligence, Targeting, and Enforcement (CITE), who is involved with investigations covering human and fentanyl trafficking, trade based money laundering and the movement of crypto in and out of the US. 
They discuss the role of the newly created CITE agency in combating various threats, including terrorism, transnational organized crime, and illicit trade. 
Michael also highlights the challenges of  the increasing use of cryptocurrency in criminal activities such as drug trafficking and human trafficking and the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors in addressing these challenges. Michael explains the importance of leveraging cryptocurrency analysis to support investigations and disrupt criminal networks by having a coordinated multi-agency approach.
Minute-by-minute episode breakdown
2 | Introducing customs and border protection's intelligence arm  
4 | Combating transnational threats with intelligence and cryptocurrency analysis 
7 | Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML): From suitcases to thumb drives
10 | The rise of crypto in illicit precursor chemical sales and drug trafficking
13 | Collection of vast amounts of data to support other agency’s investigative efforts
16 | Global collaboration for the fight against crypto related crimes 
Related resources
Check out more resources provided by Chainalysis that perfectly complement this episode of the Public Key.
Website: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Enhancing the nation’s security through innovation, intelligence, collaboration and trust.
Article: America’s Front Line Against Fentanyl
Article: Increasing the Focus on Trade-Based Money Laundering
Registration: Digital premiere of Links 2024 (NYC Main Stage Content and more - Register Now!)
Blog: Crypto and the Opioid Crisis: What Blockchain Analysis Reveals About Global Fentanyl Sales [UPDATED 3/7/24]
Article: Emirates NBD welcomes Chainalysis to Digital Asset Lab Council
LinkedIn Post: Chainalysis is officially in 🇦🇪 Dubai!
YouTube: Chainalysis YouTube page
Twitter: Chainalysis Twitter: Building trust in blockchain
Tik Tok: Building trust in #blockchains among people, businesses, and governments
Telegram: Chainalysis on Telegram
Speakers on today’s episode
Ian Andrews * Host * (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis) 
Michael Firing (Assistant Director, Field Operations, Center for Intelligence, Targeting, and Enforcement (CITE)
This website may contain links to third-party sites that are not under the control of Chainalysis, Inc. or its affiliates (collectively “Chainalysis”). Access to such information does not imply association with, endorsement of, approval of, or recommendation by Chainalysis of the site or its operators, and Chainalysis is not responsible for the products, services, or other content hosted therein.
Our podcasts are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. Listeners should consult their own advisors before making these types of decisions. Chainalysis has no responsibility or liability for any decision made or any other acts or omissions in connection with your use of this material.
Chainalysis does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of the information in any particular podcast and will not be responsible for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies of any part of such material. 
Unless stated otherwise, reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Chainalysis. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Chainalysis employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflec

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