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UK Crime Agency to hire crypto investigators

  • November 18, 2023
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UK Crime Agency to hire crypto investigators

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is hiring two positions for the role of blockchain investigator under the Complex Financial Crime Team (CFCT). This is part of the law enforcement agency’s efforts to combat crimes related to cryptocurrency.

The responsibilities for the two advertised managerial positions include overseeing the investigations into any crimes related to cryptocurrency. This is to ensure that those investigations are done in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act, legislation aimed at tackling money laundering and the confiscation of assets obtained through criminal activity.

Candidates with experience in blockchain analysis and with in-depth knowledge of laws related to digital assets in the UK and worldwide are the ideal candidates for the roles. The agency is also looking for someone who is a member of the police force and is an accredited financial investigator.

This is part of the UK’s efforts to regulate the rising cases of illegal activities in digital assets spaces. The CFCT will conduct investigations into financial crimes and work in partnership with the City of London Police. In addition, the NCA announced at the beginning of the year that it will be strengthening efforts to combat crimes in the cryptocurrency space by creating a special unit dubbed the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) Crypto Cell. This announcement came after the introduction of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill in Parliament which gives law enforcement agencies more power to combat illegal crypto related activity.

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