FIRST CERTIFIED BITCOIN WITNESS
Phan's 2018 arrest and the subsequent seizure of his Bitcoin wallet was a first for Canada, and Jevans' certification as an expert witness is a first for the Canadian court system.
One of the lawyers for the prosecution said:
"I would have loved to have access to a tool such as CipherTrace when I originally conducted this investigation in May of 2015. The report prepared by Dave really was the pivotal piece in the Crown's case for forfeiture."
Phan argued that half of his crypto stash wasn't from drug dealing. He contended that only his Bitcoin was used on the dark web. However, CipherTrace's Dave Jevans painted a different picture in court.