TRM Labs acquires UK crypto-research instructor CSITech

Acquisitions expand TRM’s capacity to deliver advanced training in crypto and blockchain investigations to industry best investigators

SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Blockchain intelligence provider TRM Labs announced today that it has acquired CSITech, a global leader in crypto and blockchain investigation training. With the acquisition of CSITech, which has nearly two decades of experience in investigative training, TRM is expanding its suite of compliance tools and services to crypto companies, government agencies and financial institutions.

The British company CSITech offers classroom and online courses on blockchain and cryptocurrency research. CSITech is a recognized cryptocurrency education company and has trained international law enforcement agencies at all levels in investigative techniques and best practices for investigating cryptocurrency crimes.

“TRM is dedicated to bringing confidence and security to the crypto-economy. Providing world-class tools and training to law enforcement and compliance professionals who help protect this ecosystem is a key aspect of our work,” said Esteban Castaño, co-founder and CEO for TRM Labs. “We’re excited about the expanded training opportunities that Nick and his team of experts will bring to our global customer base.”

CSITech’s expertise complements and enhances TRM’s existing training offerings, which include TRM Academy – a comprehensive library of self-service digital courses available as a free resource for all TRM customers – as well as several multi-day in-service certification training courses by compliance professionals – from compliance novice to experienced crypto-investigators.

“As part of our unwavering mission, we have made it our mission to provide our students, clients and partners with the best training and certifications to make the crypto world a safe and secure place to be.” a credible environment for all, ”said Nick Furneaux, CEO of CSITech.

“The expert courses we offer are designed for people who already have a high level of knowledge, have completed a number of existing courses and want to acquire the techniques and skills that will strengthen their skills, service offerings and career paths can take it to the next level. . ”

Nick Furneaux is an internationally recognized expert in blockchain forensics and author of the book “Study of Cryptocurrencies: Understanding, Extracting, and Analyzing Blockchain Evidence (2018). In its 18 years of existence, CSITech has established itself as a leading training provider for crypto investigations, with graduates, including senior law enforcement officials. Alumni are currently leading some of the most prominent cryptocurrency investigations in the sector, including cases involving exchange hacks, organized criminal groups and sanctions evasion.

“Since 2019, TRM Labs has been continuously working on innovative developments for a blockchain discovery tool for today’s crypto ecosystem. At CSITech, we are excited to support TRM in its mission to create a more secure financial system for billions of people and expand our ability to train the next generation of leading cryptocurrency investigators, “said Furneaux. He and others at CSITech join TRM’s training and certification team and work closely with TRM’s Global Investigations team, led by Chris Janczewski, a former IRS Criminal Investigations ( IRS-CI) Special Agent, who started at TRM in March 2022.

“The cryptocurrency field is evolving at a rapid pace, requiring investigators and industry leaders to educate themselves and prepare to reflect the size of the industry,” said Chris Janczewski, TRM’s Head of Global Investigations. “My team and I work closely with TRM’s training and certification program to ensure that the course material continues to reflect reality by working in the field.”

TRM’s certification portfolio includes a range of multi-day courses that can be delivered virtually or in person: TRM Crypto Fundamentals Certification (TRM-CFC), TRM Certified Crypto Compliance Specialist (TRM-CCS), TRM Certified Investigator (TRM-CI) and TRM Advanced Crypto Investigator (TRM-ACI). More information and the opportunity to book group or individual courses can be found here on TRM’s website.

About TRM Labs

TRM uses blockchain intelligence to help financial institutions, cryptocurrency companies and government agencies detect, investigate and manage crypto fraud and economic crime. TRM’s risk management platform includes cryptocurrency anti-money laundering (AML), transaction monitoring and wallet screening, business risk monitoring including Know-Your-VASP and transaction tracking for investigations. These tools enable a rapidly growing number of companies worldwide to use crypto transactions, products and partnerships securely. TRM is based in San Francisco, California and is open to new hires in technical, product, sales and computer science roles. Visit www.trmlabs.com for more information.

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