The German subproject is developing technical and organizational approaches to enable effective criminal investigation. In addition, it explores regulatory approaches that prevent crime while protecting legitimate users. A test environment, simulating a virtual currency, will allow researchers to study the operation of virtual currencies and to identify common characteristics in illegal transactions. The regulatory approaches researched in the project will be demonstrated and tested in a proof-of-concept system.
The German subproject has a volume of 1.8 million euros and is funded at a rate of 81% by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project funding is managed by the VDI Technology Center. The duration of the German subproject is two years and three months (November 2014 – January 2017).