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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

Chainalysis Introduces Business Data Product to Help Digital Asset Exchanges, Fintechs with Offering Crypto Services

Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis firm, revealed on Thursday (May 20, 2021) that it has launched Chainalysis Business Data, which is described as a “first-of-its-kind” data offering to assist digital asset exchanges and other Fintechs that provide crypto-related services. Chainalysis Business Data should allow service providers… Read More

Former FBI Official Gurvais Grigg Comments on Why He Joined Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis

Gurvais Grigg recently revealed why he joined blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis as its Global Public Sector CTO after working for over two decades at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), most recently as Assistant Director of the FBI Laboratory. In his new role, Grigg will… Read More

Crypto.com Chain Announces Partnership With Blockchain Analysis Company Chainalysis

    Hong Kong-based Crypto.com announced on Friday that Crypto.com Chain, which is set to launch on March 25th, is now teaming up with blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis. According to Crypto.com, the collaboration will use the security of the Crypto.org network, along with Chainalysis’ compliance and… Read More

Notabene Partners Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis to Bring Scalable Travel Rule Solution to Crypto Businesses

Notabene has teamed up with blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis to bring a “scalable” Travel Rule solution to cryptocurrency-focused businesses. Crypto-related businesses are working consistently to meet updated regulatory guidelines involving counterparty risk. According to a blog post by Chainalysis, the most notable of these requirements… Read More

Bitcoin related Crime is Declining, and Illicit Financial Activities Involving Cryptos Remain Small Part of Industry: Report

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis notes that 2020 was an “incredible” year for Bitcoin (BTC) and the larger cryptocurrency market. Despite the devastation and socioeconomic problems resulting from the global Covid-19 pandemic, Bitcoin, the flagship digital currency, managed to shatter its previous all-time highs. The Bitcoin… Read More

Chainalysis Teams Up with Japanese System Integrators Hitachi and SB C&S to Enhance its Compliance Network

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has teamed up with top Japanese system integrators in order to boost its compliance network. Chainalysis announced on December 7, 2020, that it has partnered with Japan-based system integrators Hitachi and SB C&S. These firms are the latest to join Chainalysis’… Read More

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