Tagged: blockchain analysis

$156M Lost by Nomad in Sixth Major Crypto Bridge Exploit of 2022: Report

Nomad – a bridge network allowing users to convert their assets across blockchains – was “exploited for over $156.4 million on August 1st.” Over 40 attackers utilized a code error that “allowed them to spoof transactions – draining Nomad’s Ethereum contract of most of its… Read More

DLT: EY Announces General Availability of EY Blockchain Analyzer, the Reconciler

The EY organization recently announced the production release of the third generation of EY Blockchain Analyzer: Reconciler. This updated version has been “migrated into blockchain.ey.com and is now available for the first time to EY non-audit clients and continues to support the EY Audit teams.”… Read More

Cross River Expands Its Crypto Services, Will Work with Chainalysis to Ensure Compliance

Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, has announced a partnership with Cross River, a tech-driven financial services organization that offers core infrastructure and embedded financial solutions. Cross River is well-known for offering financial services to the Fintech and crypto sectors and will utilize Chainalysis tools “to… Read More

JPMorgan Makes Strategic Investment in Blockchain Analysis Firm TRM Labs

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) announced on Monday (February 28, 2022) that it would be making an investment in TRM Labs, a blockchain analysis company, becoming the latest in a growing number of Wall Street giants who are expanding their footprint in the crypto and DLT  industry…. Read More

CipherTrace Traveler Addresses Sunrise Problem for Digital Currency Travel Rule Compliance

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has reported that there are just 58 out of 128 reporting jurisdictions advising that they have implemented any of the updated FATF standards, including the “travel rule.” This reportedly aligns with what CipherTrace has found through their extensive work… Read More

Scamming Poses One of the Greatest Threats to Crypto and Blockchain Sector’s Continued Adoption: Report

Chainalysis reveals that scams were once again the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime by “transaction volume,” with more than $7.7 billion worth of crypto taken from unsuspecting victims globally. As noted by Chainalysis, that represents an increase of 81% compared to last year, a year… Read More

Chainalysis Shares Blockchain Analysis Mistakes that Impede Crypto Investigations

The inherent transparency of blockchains or distributed ledger tech (DLT) networks makes crypto-related investigations a lot easier for law enforcement agencies, when compared to financial investigations involving fiat currency. Blockchains or DLT networks serve as a permanent, publicly viewable ledger of almost all crypto transfers,… Read More

Chainalysis Adds Bitcoin (BTC) to Its Balance Sheet with Assistance from NYDIG

Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced that it is expanding its partnership with NYDIG, a Bitcoin tech and financial services company, in order to carry out a purchase of BTC for the firm’s balance sheet. NYDIG played a key role in supporting Chainalysis to acquire… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Acquires Excygent, a Company Assisting in Cybercrime Investigations

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis reveals that it’s acquiring Excygent, a specialized professional services company that helps government agencies with cybercrime investigations, data processing, and lead generation. Chainalysis has collaborated with the Excygent team in order to support government agencies in investigating various high-profile cyber cases,… Read More

Liquid Exchange Hacker Continues to Swap Stolen ERC-20 Tokens for Ethereum (ETH) and wETH via DEXes to Prevent Funds From Being Frozen

On August 18, 2021, hackers managed to steal more than $90 million in over 69 different cryptocurrencies and digital tokens from Japan-based exchange Liquid Global. Liquid’s teams had “yet to release a postmortem detailing the attack vector used by the hacker,” the CipherTrace team noted… Read More

Poly Network Hack and DeFi Exploits Show Crypto Theft More Difficult than Stealing Fiat Funds: Report

The Poly Network attacker has been returning funds after managing to pull of the largest DeFi theft ever. On, August 10, 2021, an unidentified attacker had managed to steal around $612 million worth of virtual currency from cross-chain DeFi protocol Poly Network, making this the… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Adds Six DeFi focused Cryptocurrency Tokens

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has added advanced investigation and compliance support for six more widely-used ERC-20 tokens. All six crypto tokens are decentralized finance or DeFi related and five of them “specifically belong to top DeFi protocols,” the blockchain firm noted in a recent update…. Read More

Continuous Monitoring Gives Crypto Compliance Teams “Peace of Mind” According to Chainalsysis Report

Compliant crypto firms realize or know what it takes to keep their platforms safe: They have to carry out KYC checks on clients, monitor transactions for counterparty risk, and submit suspicious activity reports or SARs when they see suspicious activity, Chainalysis notes in a blog… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Providers’ Data Reveals Dramatic Variations on Details About P2P Crypto Transactions: Report

Leading blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has released an update titled, “Not All Blockchain Analysis Providers Are the Same and Other Insights from FATF’s Second 12-Month Review.” The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the inter-governmental entity that’s responsible for establishing international standards relating to anti-money… Read More

Digital Assets Report: Stablecoins Most Frequently Traded, Bitcoin Serving as Long-Term Investment, Ethereum as DeFi Builder

Cryptocurrency adoption has grown considerably during the past year, however, many people still may not yet fully understand how diverse this space really is as an “asset class,” according to a new report from Chainalysis. The team at Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, notes… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces New Options for Market Intel, a Data-Driven Solution for Insights into Crypto Markets

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain data platform, reveals that it has introduced three subscription options to Market Intel, which is described as a data-driven product that offers key insights into virtual currency markets. Developed on Chainalysis’ “trusted” and proprietary data platform, financial institutions are able to… Read More

Chainalysis Secures $100M via Series E from Coatue, Others, Blockchain Analysis Firm Now Valued at $4.2B

The team at Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, is pleased to confirm that they’ve acquired $100 million in capital via a Series E round that was led by Coatue, bringing the company’s valuation to $4.2 billion. Previous investors Benchmark, Accel, Addition, Dragoneer, Durable Capital… Read More

CipherTrace Shares Report on Blockchain Analysis that Helped US Seize $2M+ in DarkSide Ransom Paid by Colonial Pipeline

On June 7, 2021, the US Department of Justice announced that they had managed to seize 63.69 BTC (valued at around $2.5 million) of the 75 BTC ransom Colonial Pipeline was forced to pay to DarkSide. This ransom recovery is notably the very first undertaken… Read More

Bitcoin has Given Investors in Emerging Markets Access to a High-Performing Asset: Report

2020 was a really important breakout year for Bitcoin (BTC), as an influx of institutional capital “spurred” the digital asset to set new all-time highs, Chainalysis notes while pointing out that many individuals and countries may have benefited from the booming prices in the crypto… Read More

Chainalysis Publishes Crypto Maturity Model Report to Guide Financial Institutions on Adopting Digital Currency

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has published a report, titled The Crypto Maturity Model: How Traditional Finance Can Adopt Cryptocurrency in Stages. Chainalysis notes that during the past year, cryptocurrency has become a “more mainstream” asset class, with an inflow of institutional money driving Bitcoin (BTC)… Read More

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