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Arianna Trozze


I recently completed my PhD at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity at UCL. My research focused on detecting and prosecuting financial crimes involving cryptocurrency. I also consult for the UK government on economic crime and cryptoassets.

I previously worked for the United Nations ITU in Geneva, focusing on digital inclusion. After working in international policy, I found myself more interested in enforcement and joined an international litigation firm.

As a legal analyst, I assisted lawyers on government enforcement defence and international judgment enforcement matters. I later joined the company’s corporate strategy department as the product manager for their internal investigations and monitorships and asset forfeiture defence offerings. My roles at this company sparked a deep academic interest in financial crime and money laundering research.


Arianna Trozze, Josh Kamps, Eray Arda Akartuna, Florian J. Hetzel, Bennett Kleinberg, Toby Davies, and Shane D. Johnson. Cryptocurrencies and future financial crime. Crime Science, 11(1):1, January 2022.

Arianna Trozze, Toby Davies, and Bennett Kleinberg. Explaining prosecution outcomes for cryptocurrency-based financial crimes. Journal of Money Laundering Control, 26(1):172–188, January 2022.

Arianna Trozze. Cryptocurrency Crime. In Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications. Auerbach Publications, 2023. Num Pages: 26.

Arianna Trozze, Toby Davies, and Bennett Kleinberg. Of degens and defrauders: Using open-source investigative tools to investigate decentralized finance frauds and money laundering. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 46:301575, September 2023.

Arianna Trozze, Bennett Kleinberg, and Toby Davies. Detecting DeFi Securities Violations from Token Smart Contract Code. Financial Innovation, In Press.

Arianna Trozze, Toby Davies, and Bennett Kleinberg. Large Language Models in Cryptocurrency Securities Cases: Can ChatGPT Replace Lawyers? https://arxiv.org/abs/2308.06032.

Josh Kamps, Arianna Trozze, and Bennett Kleinberg. Cryptocurrencies: Boons and curses for fraud prevention. In A Fresh Look at Fraud. Routledge, 2023. Pages: 192-219.


Presentation at International Business Conference, University of Limerick, 15 May 2023.

Presentation on 'Detecting DeFi Securities Violations from Token Smart Contract Code' at the Future Fraud Conference organised by the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, UCL, 12 July 2022.

Presentation at Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research Serious Organised Crime Conference, 16-17 September 2021. Shortlisted for Early Career Researcher prize.


Provided oral expert witness evidence for the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill in the House of Commons, 25 October 2022.

Bottarelli, M., Trozze, A., Sverchkov, R., Kozhan, R., Epiphaniou, G, and Maple, C. (2022) 'Decentralised Finance (DeFi) - Risks and Frauds'. Literature review commissioned by the UK Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport.

Participation in NCA Cryptocurrency Roundtable, 13 June 2021. Further discussion of research in November 2023.

Presentations on cryptocurrency crime to the Home Office on 3 February 2021, April 5, 2021, and 7 December 2021.

Presentations to Dutch Authority for Financial Markets 15 September 2020 and 28 June 2023.



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