In this episode of The Brattle Exchange, Brattle Principals Dr. Mark Sarro and Dr. Shastri Sandy and Senior Associate Dr. Adrienna Huffman continue their conversation tracing crypto and fiat funds in the Bankman-Fried (FTX) criminal fraud trial.

They explore the significance of tracing in providing evidence for financial investigations and fraud cases, identifying patterns of illegal activity, and establishing intent in white-collar crimes. They discuss the types of cases that commonly require asset tracing, including Ponzi schemes, embezzlement, money laundering, corporate fraud, tax evasion, and bribery and corruption.

They provide insights into the complexities involved in fiat tracing, including the challenges of extracting and standardizing financial data and the different methods used in tracing exercises. Additionally, they shed light on the methods and information required for tracing crypto funds, illuminating the permanent record of crypto transactions maintained by the blockchain ledger.

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