Tuesday, June 25 | 3:35–4:50 PM
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge and experience with the fundamentals of blockchain, cryptography, hashing, and cryptocurrency
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain, presents unique investigative challenges. This session will cover key concepts such as distributed ledger technology, hashing, cryptography, blockchain transaction sequencing and forensics, distributed
applications (dApps) and smart contracts, wallets and addresses, ways of transacting to include use of the various types of digital currency exchanges, privacy and stable coins, ICOs/STOs, investigative challenges, and much more.
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Senior Agent, U.S. Government
Dr. David Utzke has a lifelong learning educational philosophy which includes advanced degrees in computer science/programming, forensic accounting, international finance, global macro-economics and cryptoeconomics with 25 years of experience in cryptocurrency technology. Utzke’s interest in cryptocurrencies began in 1990 with the introduction of the first centralized cryptocurrency called Digicash. In 2009, with the introduction of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Utzke began the development of open-source blockchain forensic investigative techniques now used in his work as an agent with the U.S. government. He has led cryptocurrency initiatives involving several hundred cryptocurrency cases over the past five years, major enforcement actions, and trains and supports field agents in ongoing investigations. Utzke also continues to develop his computer coding skills in Solidity used in 2nd Gen DLT SCS (Smart Contract Scripting) and dApps (distributed applications) platforms.
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