Paweł Opitek

PhD in law sciences, prosecutor at Public Prosecutor’s Office, expert in Cybersecurity at the Kosciuszko Institute, member of Polish Forensic Association and Blockchain Experts Association. He took part in Blockchain Flow/DLT and Digital Currencies at the Ministry of Digital Affairs. He cooperates with the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution.

He is a lecturer at post-graduate studies at the Jagiellonian University (criminalistics), University of Science and Technology (cybersecurity) and at SGH Warsaw School of Economics (blockchain). He is a speaker at domestic and international science conferences, an author of training courses for judges, prosecutors, solicitors and country security services representatives. He has published over 50 papers in the field of law and criminalistics.

As for his research activities, he is interested in the topic of contentious work in cyberspace, making use of virtual currencies in crime, AML regulations (money laundering, AML policy of obligated entities, risk assessment), digital tokens, hacking, law nature of tokens and malpractices on the fintech financial markets.

An AML expert in an implementation project run by the Warsaw Stock Exchange. As a representative of the Economic and Financial Expertise Institute in Łódź, he runs a research project entitled ‘The functioning of financial instruments based on the blockchain technology.’

He is a postgraduate in journalistic studies at the Catholic University of Lublin, Pedagogy and Psychology studies at Cracow University of Technology, ‘Cybercrime in electronic banking’ (Police Academy), ‘Blockchain, Intelligent Contracts and Digital Currencies’ (Warsaw School of Economics).