This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from DFRWS EU which took place at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, from the 29th-31st of March 2016.
The conference began with a discussion of virtual currencies by André Fischer, Jakob Hasse and Thomas Gloe from dence GmhH. The speakers covered public perception of virtual currencies, particularly the idea of cryptocurrencies providing a theoretically “free” and international form of currency that is virtually untraceable. They focused primarily on Bitcoin, giving an overview of its usage to date and a demonstration of how the setup works.
Following on from this was a discussion of evidence exchange between courts in Europe. Mattia Epifani and his colleagues presented the work they have done so far on the EVIDENCE project, which helps the European Commission with issues surrounding data exchange across borders.