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Updated: Nov 3

At the invitation of the organizers, the Executive President - CEO of the International Police Organization IPO, Dr. Mareglen Tomori participated in the 7th Global Conference on Criminal Finance and Cryptocurrencies which took place on October 26 and 27, 2023 at the Europol Headquarters, in The Hague, Netherlands.

The conference organized together with the Basel Institute for Governance aimed to bring together financial representatives, experts, and investigators from the public and private sectors, and create an international network of expertise in the field of money laundering and cryptocurrencies.

During this two-day event, registered attendees had the opportunity to participate in panel discussions and attend presentations on cryptocurrency seizure and confiscation; misuse of cryptocurrencies by criminals; and discovery procedures, among others.

Europol, with the Basel Institute for Governance, concluded with great success the 7th Global Conference on Criminal Finance and Cryptocurrencies where 1,300 participants from 100 countries joined the 2-day hybrid event to explore trends and strategies to tackle crimes involving cryptocurrencies.

The discussions focused on the key issues associated with combating the criminal misuse of these virtual assets, including:

  • Trends and threats in relation to the criminal use of cryptocurrencies, including evolving scam typologies.

  • Growing adoption of cryptocurrencies by criminals, particularly in underground banking.

  • Evolving legal frameworks around virtual assets in the European Union.

  • Current institutional capacity to tackle money laundering, terrorist financing, and other crimes involving cryptocurrencies.

  • Public-private cooperation in cryptocurrency investigations and confiscation proceedings.

  • Best practices in investigative and regulatory responses.

Press release by Europol >>

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