Former special agent for the US Department of Justice (DoJ) Lili Infante speaks with Pawel Kuskowski about growth in the use of digital assets as a tool to launder money and how law enforcement track digital asset money laundering. She describes the developments that made crypto more attractive to criminals, the challenges for law enforcement and what can be done to address it.
The challenge for the dark web is that the crime lord and their co-conspirators are all anonymous and don’t have a hierarchical structure. However, the advantage of being anonymous is that it is easier for a cop to infiltrate their networks. Digital assets are also so much easier to track than fiat.
The law enforcement challenge is that we need to get to a level where everyone can work on a digital asset case.