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Chainalysis Welcomed to Digital Asset Lab Council By Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the MENA (and Türkiye) region, has announced Chainalysis as a key council member of the Digital Asset Lab. Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, will “join professional services firm PwC, digital asset transfer and direct custody technology platform Fireblocks, and… Read More

Chainalysis Reportedly Achieves In Process FedRAMP Status, Furthering Commitment to US Public Sector

Chainalysis, the blockchain intelligence firm, and Chainalysis Government Solutions (CGS), Chainalysis’ wholly-owned subsidiary focused on U.S. government customers, today announced that part of the company’s Crypto Investigations solution – has “achieved an In Process designation from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and… Read More

Tether Adds Chainalysis to Boost Compliance, Monitor Digital Asset Trading

Top stablecoin issuer Tether will be working with Chainalysis in an effort to boost compliance and monitoring of any potential illicit activity. Over the years, Tether has been hit with claims of shoddy operations, and the company has worked to alleviate those concerns. This week,… Read More

Blockchain Analytics Firm Chainalysis Shares Insights on Tracking On-Chain Activities of Suspected FTC Impersonators

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a key notice, warning consumers of scammers impersonating FTC staff members in “attempts to steal money from innocent victims.” Blockchain firm Chainalysis has analyzed these developments in a comprehensive update. According to the FTC, these scammers typically “fabricate… Read More

Chainalysis Analyzes London Metropolitan Police’s Disruption of Phishing as a Service Provider LabHost

On April 17, 2024, London’s Metropolitan Police had announced the disruption of LabHost, which is described in an update by Chainalysis as a “notorious” phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) provider that enabled cybercriminals to “breach the bank accounts of victims around the world, following an operation conducted in… Read More

Chainalysis Appoints Former IRS-CI Chief Jim Lee As Global Head of Capacity Building

After 29 years, including more than three as Chief of the IRS-CI, Jim Lee says his last day of government service was March 31. Former IRS-CI Chief Jim Lee notes in a blog post that he’s pleased to share that he has joined Chainalysis where… Read More

Blockchain Data and Compliance Firm Chainalysis Marks 10 Years of Operations

Chainalysis is marking its 10th year of operations this spring, and they’re reflecting on how far they’ve come with their clients and how the’re continuing to evolve with the rapidly changing ecosystem. Chainalysis notes in a blog post that the market revival we are experiencing… Read More

Most ERC-20 Tokens on DEXes May be Part of Pump and Dump Schemes, but Represent Insignificant Trading Volumes – Report

For most of the research that Chainalysis release in their annual Crypto Crime Report, the data tells “a clear story.” For instance, funds sent to ransomware operators, darknet markets, or sanctioned entities can be measured and trends “can be analyzed with Chainalysis labeling and data.”… Read More

Digital Asset Investors Achieved Total Gains of $37.6B Last Year – Report

Blockchain analytics firms Chainalysis estimates in a new report that “all crypto investors achieved total gains of $37.6 billion in 2023.” While this total is much smaller “than the $159.7 billion in gains made during the 2021 bull market, it represents a significant recovery from… Read More

Regtech Sumsub, a Full-Cycle Verification Provider, Integrates with Blockchain Platform Chainalysis

Sumsub, a global full-cycle verification provider, announces its integration with Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform. This partnership combines Sumsub’s Transaction Monitoring and Travel Rule solutions with Chainalysis’ blockchain analytics platform and services, “enabling regulatory compliance, secured data storage and automated crypto transaction monitoring for client… Read More

Crypto Crime Report: Money Laundering Declines in 2023, New Tactics Being Used by Swindlers

Money laundering facilitated by crypto and the platforms that enable digital asset transactions exp[experienced a notable decline in 203 when compared to the year prior. According to a report by Chainalysis, in 2023, $22.2 billion was laundered in contrast to $31.5 billion laundered in 2022…. Read More

Bitcoin Had Reigned Supreme for Illicit Crypto Activities, But Stablecoins Now Account for Most of Illegal Transaction Volume – Chainalysis

2023 was a year of “recovery” for cryptocurrency, as the industry “rebounded from the scandals, blowups, and price declines of 2022,” according to an extensive update shared by Chainalysis. With crypto assets rebounding and market activity growing over the course of 2023, many believe that… Read More

Chainalysis Appoints Omesh Agam as Chief Information Security Officer

Chainalysis is announcing that Omesh Agam has joined the company as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Omesh reportedly brings to Chainalysis “more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, having served in leadership positions for global security operations, security engineering, and all facets of… Read More

Targeted Approval Phishing Scams See Significant Growth with $374M “Suspected” Stolen in 2023 – Chainalysis Report

Approval phishing is a scamming tactic that has existed for many years, the Chainalysis team notes. But whereas approval phishing scammers have historically “targeted wide swaths of crypto users through the proliferation of fake crypto apps, romance scammers (also known as pig butchering scammers) appear… Read More

KPMG in Canada and Chainalysis to Combat Illicit Crypto Transactions

With the ongoing threat of crypto fraud and criminals growing more sophisticated every day, organizations need ever-powerful solutions “to help them investigate and recover stolen funds.” KPMG in Canada and Chainalysis are teaming up “to help meet that growing need by announcing a strategic agreement… Read More

Chainalysis Founder to Paricipate in House Hearing on Digital Assets and Illicit Activity

This Wednesday (November 15, 2023), the House Subcommittee on Digital Assets and Financial Technology, part of the House Committee on Financial Servies, will hold a hearing on “Breaking Down the Illicit Activity in Digital Assets” – addressing the use of crypto to commit crimes, including… Read More

Chainalysis Examines Bitcoin Addresses Included in OFAC’s Designation that Were Reportedly Used to Facilitate Illicit Activities

On November 3, 2023, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Russian national Ekaterina Zhdanova for using cryptocurrency “to launder money on behalf of Russian elites, ransomware groups, and other bad actors.” Chainalysis has examined the three Bitcoin… Read More

North America Leads in Global Crypto Usage, But Stablecoin Activity Shifts Away from US Services – Report

North America is the largest cryptocurrency market, according to Chainalysis. Chainalysis reveals hat the region has “an estimated $1.2 trillion in value received on-chain between July 2022 and June 2023.” That total now “represents 24.4% of global transaction activity during the time period studied.” Most… Read More

Latin America: Crypto Adoption in Venezuela and Argentina Is Example of Technology’s Unique Value Proposition – Report

Latin America has the seventh-largest crypto economy of all regions Chainalysis studies. it is not far behind MENA, Eastern Asia, and Eastern Europe. Its position compared to other regions has “held relatively steady over the last two years.” Latin America shows the highest preference “for… Read More

Digital Assets Report: China and Hong Kong Show Unique Breakdowns in Most-Used Crypto Platform Types

Hong Kong sees a larger share of transaction volume “coming in large institutional transactions of $10 million or more compared to other countries in the region — notably mainland China,” according to an update from Chainalysis. On the other end of the spectrum is South… Read More

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