Cryptocurrency is the fastest-growing method of financial transactions on the planet. Consumers, investors, and users continue to adopt digital currencies at a massive rate, making cryptocurrency thefts, hacks, and frauds more common than ever.
There are more than 1,500 cryptocurrencies in circulation today. An increasing number of businesses now accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other well-known altcoins as a legitimate form of payment, so the competition is likely to grow even fiercer in the years ahead.
Being a victim of crime can be a shocking, painful and often confusing time. Notwithstanding the often substantial financial implications of being a victim of an offence, this often feels deeply personal, and the natural response is to seek justice against those who have wronged you. We are seeing a substantial increase in private prosecutions, but many victims would still like the police and state to prosecute on their behalf.
Covid-19 has created a unique situation in the criminal justice system. Police resources are stretched, courts closed or limited in their ability to conduct criminal trials, and obtaining evidence from witnesses in person is difficult, if not impossible. However, crime, particularly fraud, still continues unabated, and the need to conduct a quick and efficient investigation is more important than ever.