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National Crime Agency to set-up team of Crypto Experts

Monday 9th January, 2023

The National Crime Agency’s plans to set up a specialised cryptocurrency and virtual-assets team according to a civil service job posting.

Applicants for the position of Cryptocurrency Investigator are expected to provide strategic and tactical advice in investigations and have strong experience in running forensic blockchain investigations on serious and organised crime.

The role is part of a project to form a crypto and virtual-assets team, according to the job posting. The National Crime Agency’s unit will start with five officers, Financial News reported on 4th January.

The move to create a crypto-focused law-enforcement team follows a rise in crypto fraud.

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