ICT Law Projects

Tools for the Investigation of Transactions in Underground Markets (TITANIUM)


INTERPOL is participating in a research project aimed at developing novel data-driven technical solutions designed to support Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for investigating and mitigating crime and terrorism involving virtual currencies and underground market transactions. Launched in May 2017, the project will run for three years.


The expected result of TITANIUM is a set of services and forensic tools, which operate within a privacy and data protection environment that is configurable to local legal requirements, and can be used by investigators for:

  • Monitoring trends in virtual currency and darknet market ecosystems
  • Analysing transactions across different virtual currency ledgers
  • Generating court-proof evidence reports based on reproducible and legally compliant analytical procedures


A consortium of 15 partners participate in the TITANIUM project:

  • Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)
  • Bundeskriminalamt (Germany)
  • Coblue Cybersecurity (Netherlands)
  • Countercraft S.L. (Spain)
  • dence GmbH (Germany)
  • Universität Innsbruck (Austria)
  • INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • Ministry of the Interior (Austria)
  • Ministry of the Interior (Spain)
  • National Bureau of Investigation (Finland)
  • TNO (Netherlands)
  • Trilateral Research Ltd. (UK)
  • University College London (UK)
  • VICOMTECH-IK4 (Spain)


The Titanium project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement No. 740558.

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