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Cryptocurrency Tax Crimes Focus of International ‘Challenge’ (1)

Nov. 8, 2019, 5:02 PMUpdated: Nov. 8, 2019, 6:08 PM

Investigators and experts from around the world are putting their heads together to find a unified way to track down tax offenders using cryptocurrency.

During an event known as “The Challenge,” individuals from five countries were placed in teams and tasked with tracking down tax dodgers using real data the participants brought with them. The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) hosted the event in Los Angeles from Nov. 4-8.

“Dozens of leads” and several new investigations were initiated as a result of the event, said Chris Hueston, J5 project lead for the U.S. and a special agent with ...