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Global Crypto Adoption has Leveled Off in Past Year after Growing Steadily Since 2019: Report

Chainalysis has shared their 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index Report. For the third consecutive year, Chainalysis ranked all countries “by grassroots cryptocurrency adoption. While commenting on what is grassroots adoption of cryptocurrency, Chainalysis explained that they could easily rank countries by “raw” cryptocurrency transaction volume,… Read More

US Department of Treasury Targets Another Crypto Mixer as Tornado.Cash Gets Sanctioned

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has targeted another crypto mixer by sanctioning Tornado Cash. Most recently, in May, OFAC sanctioned Blender.io, a mixer that is said to be utilized by North Korea  for its “malicious cyber activities and… Read More

Chainalysis Government Solutions Introduced for US Public Sector

Chainalysis has an established history of supporting U.S. government agencies. They’ve helped on cases “involving terrorism financing campaigns, child abuse material, darknet markets, ransomware gangs, North Korean hacking and more, leading to the seizure of billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies.” These successes demonstrate “the… Read More

Chainalysis: Crypto Mixer Usage at All Time Highs as People Rush to Cover Their Tracks

  Mixer usage, platforms that enable crypto holders to scrub their digital assets in an attempt to cover their tracks, is at an all-time high, according to a report posted by Chainalysis. As most blockchain transactions are publicly available, sophisticated observers can trace every transaction…. Read More

Cellebrite, Chainalysis to Enhance Digital Investigations by Unlocking Crypto Data

Cellebrite DI Ltd. (NASDAQ: CLBT), which claims to be a leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, and Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, have launched a partnership to “enable customers to easily identify and assess criminal activity involving cryptocurrency during… Read More

New L1 Blockchains Are Expanding DeFi Ecosystem, No Ethereum Killers Yet: Chainalysis Report

Nearly all crypto tokens fall into one of two categories: Layer 1s and Layer 2s, according to an update from Chainalysis. Chainalysis writes in a report that Layer 1s are tokens “with their own blockchains, while Layer 2s are built on top of Layer 1… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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