OSINT Guide To Bitcoin Investigations

Bitcoin offers a unique opportunity for financial investigation in that an amateur can easily research a given person’s bitcoin usage.

The most basic framework of financial investigation consists of identifying a target, searching for negative information about them or their past, identifying the target’s associates and then searching for negative information on them. Bitcoin lends itself perfectly to this kind of investigation.

Background information on bitcoin: For those that have no knowledge of bitcoin here is the necessary background information before we start. Bitcoin is only one of many cryptocurrencies. For the purposes of this post we will focus only on bitcoin. Bitcoin, by design, makes the person anonymous but all of their financial transactions are public.

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