BINANCE and ANABI organised a training session for crypto investigators

BINANCE and ANABI organised a training session for crypto investigators

April 13, 2023 — Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, held a workshop with the National Agency for the Management of Seized Assets (ANABI) in Bucharest, Romania, as part of its global law enforcement training program. The event brought together asset tracers and managers from ANABI as well as financial investigators, analysts and judiciary police.

The training program is led by leaders from the Binance Investigations team made up of the most experienced former law enforcement cryptocurrency investigators from EU and US LE agencies.

The workshop was conducted by Jarek Jakubcek, the Head of Binance's Law Enforcement Training and Melanie Lefebvre, Senior LE Trainer. The program included Binance support to law enforcement agencies, asset recovery and management offices, anti-money laundering (AML) policies and a discussion on crime prevention initiatives.  

Over the past year, the Binance Investigations team has conducted and participated in more than 70 anti-cyber and financial crimes workshops with law enforcement in various countries including Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine and the UK among others.

“Protecting users is our number one priority at Binance. We are committed to contributing to the prevention of financial crimes to create a secure financial ecosystem. Our goal is to join forces with Romanian Law Enforcement in preventing cybercrime. We are happy to share our expertise with our law enforcement partners and support their efforts to protect Romania's financial system from criminal activity,” said Kyrylo Khomiakov, General Manager of Binance in CEE.

“We work hand-in-hand with law enforcement to track and trace suspected accounts and fraudulent activities, contributing to the fight against terrorism financing, ransomware, human trafficking, child abuse and financial crimes," said Jarek Jakubcek, the head of Binance's law enforcement training department. “As more regulators, public law enforcement agencies and private sector stakeholders look closely at crypto, we are seeing an increased demand for training to help educate on and combat crypto crimes. To meet that demand, we have bolstered our team to conduct more trainings and work hand-in-hand with regulators across the globe.”

Cornel Calinescu, Head of the ANABI (the Romanian designated Asset Recovery and Management Agency) underlined that “this event is contributing to the capacity building exercise conducted by the Romanian authorities in tackling serious crimes and the increased use of crypto currencies. The National asset recovery policy promoted by the Ministry of Justice and ANABI highlights the need to have a task force approach when dealing with high value and atypical assets. This is part of our joint EU and international mission to disrupt organised crime structures by focusing on high and specific priority crimes and breaking their business model”.