Financial analysis of innovative forms of money
Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues
The identification and financial analysis of property suspected to constitute proceeds of crime is a difficult activity that must be carried out before such assets can be frozen, seized or confiscated. The lawful seizure of assets as the enforcement of a sentence or a protective measure, or for satisfaction of a claim for damages, requires that the assets be secured in a way that prevents them being placed outside the public authorities' control and limits the potential for the laundering of
... ds and their use in further crimes. Effective identification and analysis depends on the active and effective detection and documentation of both the direct proceeds and indirect benefits of crime, their location, character, status and value, the prevention of changes in the persons who have ownership or disposal rights to the assets as well as determination of the total assets of the accused (suspect). The aim of the present paper is to focus attention on the financial analysis of selected assets related to financial markets and new forms of money. It should be emphasised that as technology evolves, it is mirrored by innovation in financial markets and equal development of financial analysis focusing on innovative forms of money. The basic indicator with the greatest significance for financial analysis is regulation and especially whether it covers the relevant forms of money. If they are subject to regulation (in this case by the central bank), they are easier to identify and secure. Things are different if they are not directly regulated by legislation or if they not subject to supervision.