Project summary

This project aims to automate the process of linking cryptocurrency payments to crime in real time. Cryptocurrencies present a fast-evolving global challenge for crime/ intelligence attribution. The novel investigative toolkit facilitates law enforcement agencies to disrupt suspicious/ ransomware payment. The outcomes include an innovative technique to extract feature vectors to defeat anonymity from multi-blockchain networks; a new machine learning tool to fuse streaming mixed datasets and reconstruct provenance; an attribution mechanism which informs analyst and policy makers to improve national security. This benefits Australia as a world-leader in investigating crypto related criminal activities and creating usable evidence across laws.

Grant Value: $590,843.00 administered by Griffith University.


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Partner universities

Griffith UniversityThe University of Melbourn

Project members

Lead investigators:

Professor Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy

School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University

Professor Ryan Ko

Chair & Director - Cyber Security
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Marimuthu Palaniswami

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne