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Huge. Chainalysis Raises $170 Million at Whopping $8.6 Billion

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Chainalysis, a top crypto asset intelligence and data firm, has raised a $170 million Series F at a huge $8.6 billion. Chainalysis’ valuation has doubled in just one year. The funding was led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund with prior investors Accel, Blackstone, Dragoneer,… Read More

NFT Transaction Activity “Stabilizing” Following “Explosive” Growth Last Year: Report

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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been one of the “most dynamic” and “prominent” parts of Web3 over the last two years, according to an update from Chainalysis. NFTs are blockchain-powered digital items whose units are “designed to be unique, unlike traditional cryptocurrencies whose units are meant… Read More

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

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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

Nowhere to Hide: Chainalysis Offers Free Sanctions Screening Tools for Crypto Transactions

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Chainalysis, a leading blockchain/crypto monitoring and data platform used by both private and public entities, shared last week that they are building tools that “make it easier for any organization to integrate sanctions screening for cryptocurrencies into their existing operation.” As has been previously reported,… Read More

Chainalysis Unveils Pair of Blockchain-Based Tools

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Chainalysis, a blockchain data platform, today announced the accelerated launch of two sanctions screening tools – an on-chain oracle available today and an API expected to launch next month – for the cryptocurrency industry free of charge. As countries around the world continue to leverage economic sanctions… Read More

BNY Mellon to Adopt Chainalysis Compliance Software in Ongoing Crypto Push

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Chainalysis, a blockchain data platform, today announced BNY Mellon, the world’s largest asset servicer, will be the first global systemically important bank to utilize its compliance software as part of their risk management program. This integration will form a component of BNY Mellon’s strategy to develop… Read More

Over 4,000 Criminal Whales are Holding $25B+ in Crypto: Research Report

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One positive development during the past year has been law enforcement’s “growing” ability to seize virtual currency from criminals, according to an extensive update from Chainalysis. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) seized $2.3 million in crypto from the DarkSide ransomware operators who were allegedly… Read More

India Police Capture 11 in $5.4M Crypto Scam

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Police in India have arrested 11 people related to a cryptocurrency scam which has so far seen $5.4 million stolen from around 2,000 investors. Seven of those people arrested were taken in Sunday in Maharashtra’s Nagpur. The alleged ringleader is Nishid Wasnik, who was arrested… Read More

What the Investigation Into Binance Means for Money Laundering

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The role that cryptocurrency plays in money laundering is hotly debated. Some say that the anonymity afforded by currencies like Bitcoin makes it easier for criminals to shift funds undetected, while others argue that the blockchain and it’s unchangeable, publicly visible ledger actually provide far… Read More

Chainalysis 2022 Report: Yes Crypto Fraud is Up, But Nowhere Near as Much as Legitimate Activity

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While cryptocurrency-based crime reached historical highs in 2021, it pales in comparison to overall adoption increases, a draft of Chainalysis’ 2022 Crypto Crime Report shows. Addresses identified as illicit by Chainalysis received $14 billion in 2021, nearly double the $7.8 billion seen in 2020. There… Read More

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

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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

In Advance of Wide Release of Crypto Wallet, Robinhood Enlists Chainalysis for Know Your Transaction Product

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Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) has enlisted the assistance of top digital asset compliance firm Chainalysis in advance of wide release of its digital wallet. According to a statement by Chainalysis, Robinhood will be using its Know Your Transaction (KYT) and Reactor software for compliance management. Robinhood already… Read More

Bitcoin Microtransactions: Chainalysis Adds Support for Lightning Network as Layer 2 Payment Protocol Gains Considerable Global Adoption

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Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis recently announced product support for the Lightning Network (LN), which is a Layer-2 protocol built on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain that enables “faster, cheaper transactions.” With Lightning, small, recurring transactions that wouldn’t be economical to carry out on the blockchain due… Read More

Celsius Network Confirms Badger Attack but No Client Funds Were Stolen

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It was a tough couple of weeks for Celsius Network. Celsius is a neobank platform that touts its ability to generate returns on parked crypto. Currently, Celsius is promoting potential returns of over 17%. As was widely rumored, Celsius Network was impacted by the Badger… Read More

CBDCs or Central Bank Digital Currencies May Completely Transform Global Economy: Report

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Payments are faster and easier than ever before, the Chainalysis team writes in a blog post. As taps and texts continue to overtake cash and checks, they’re “increasingly digital, too,” the Chainalysis team adds while noting that thanks to the blockchain or distributed ledger tech… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Taproot Upgrade Will Lead to Lower Fees, Improved LN Efficiency, Smart Contract Functionality: Report

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On November 14th, 2021, block height 709,632, Bitcoin’s (BTC) Taproot upgrade was activated. This critical update brings with it several important enhancements to the overall flexibility, security, and efficiency of BTC transfers. And as Bitcoin’s first protocol upgrade in more than 4 years, it’s a… Read More

Chainalysis Shares Blockchain Analysis Mistakes that Impede Crypto Investigations

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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

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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

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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

Chainalysis Makes Recommendations After OFAC Emphasizes Importance of Ransomware Prevention, Reporting

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On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) had released an advisory on the sanctions risks associated with carrying out ransomware payments and the “proactive” steps firms may take to address these types of risks. This… Read More

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