CENTRIC’s cryptocurrency-tracing training game for investigators announced at Europol Cryptocurrency Conference


Europol has announced the ongoing development of a cryptocurrency-tracing serious game, developed and co-created in close cooperation with Sheffield Hallam University’s CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research).

The news was announced at the sixth Cryptocurrency Conference held last week at Europol’s headquarters in the Hague, Netherlands.

The game will be the first law enforcement training opportunity on cryptocurrency and investigation using gamification. It will allow law enforcement officers to get hands-on training and advice on tracing cryptocurrencies in criminal investigations.

The game is planned to be launched in October at the seventh Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference.

Over 300 cryptocurrency experts from both law enforcement and the private sector attended the sixth Cryptocurrency Conference hosted at Europol’s headquarters from 12 to 14 June 2019. The event, organised by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), is the largest law enforcement cryptocurrency event in Europe.