Tagged: chainalysis

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

MENA Region Crypto Report: UAE Leads the Way in Supporting Regulatory Clarity for Digital Assets

The MENA region reportedly has the sixth largest crypto economy of any region studied this year, “with an estimated $389.8 billion in on-chain value received between July 2022 and June 2023,” according to an update from Chainalysis. Chainalysis also mentioned that this “represents nearly 7.2%… Read More

Chainalysis Comments on US Proposed Tax Regulations which Outlines Information Reporting Obligations for Crypto Exchanges

Roger M. Brown,  the Global Head of Tax Strategy at Chainalysis, notes that on August 25, 2023, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations that would require domestic and foreign exchanges and other types of “brokers” who “effect sales” of digital assets to (1) collect… Read More

Chainalysis Explains How On-Chain Data May Help Assess Digital Assets for Opportunity, Risk

Many investors are eager to embrace cryptocurrency, but don’t feel they “have the data to do so safely,” according to an update from Chainalysis. With traditional assets, there are established providers “for a variety of metrics that investors can use to assess opportunity and risk:… Read More

Curve Finance Vyper Code Vulnerability Leads to Major Hack Impacting Liquidity Pools: Chainalysis Report

On July 30, 2023, several liquidity pools on Curve Finance were exploited, resulting in approximately $70 million in losses and triggering panic within the DeFi ecosystem, the team at Chainalysis noted. In a blog post, Chainalysis also mentioned that these hacks occurred due to “a… Read More

Deloitte, Chainalysis to Provide Digital Asset Data, Analytics Solutions

Deloitte and Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced a new strategic alliance to help the organizations’ mutual clients address digital asset ecosystem compliance challenges. Through the alliance, Chainalysis’ and Deloitte’s shared clients will be able “to leverage Chainalysis’ proprietary blockchain dataset and analytics software and… Read More

Chainalysis Shares Insights After Digital Asset Markets React to SEC v. Ripple Ruling that XRP Exchange Sales Did Not Violate Securities Law

On July 13, 2023, the crypto and blockchain industry got “good news” when Judge Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Ripple did “not violate securities law in selling its token (XRP) via public exchanges,” the… Read More

$100M+ Multichain Hack Could Be A “Rug Pull,” Report Claims

The Multichain hack could potentially be a “rug pull,” as an additional $103 million in funds were recently drained. Multichain, which is described as a cross-chain bridge protocol, reportedly saw another $103 million transferred to other blockchain addresses. This, according to security company Beosin. This… Read More

Crypto Crime Down Considerably, But Ransomware Headed for Huge Year: Report

2023 so far has been a year of “recovery” for cryptocurrency after a chaotic 2022, with prices of digital assets like Bitcoin up over 80% on the year as of June 30, the team at Chainalysis noted. And that’s not the only “good news” for… Read More

Chainalysis Integrates Coinbase Commerce to Allow Clients to Pay with Digital Assets

The team at Chainalysis are pleased to announce that they’ve integrated Coinbase Commerce so that their customers can conveniently settle their invoices using a wide range of digital assets. By offering this new payment option, they are “supporting the evolving needs of our customers, particularly… Read More

Chainalysis Acquires Transpose, a Blockchain Data and Infrastructure Firm

Chainalysis is announcing that their firm has acquired Transpose, a blockchain data and infrastructure company that makes building applications using web3 data fast and simple. Transpose customers are able “to build snappy user experiences, power wallet applications, analyze financial activity, fulfill tax and compliance requirements,… Read More

Calgary Police Service, Chainalysis Introduce Western Canada Cryptocurrency Investigations Centre

The Calgary Police Service and Chainalysis are together launching the Western Canada Cryptocurrency Investigations Centre, an innovative regional center that will enable law enforcement to tackle crime that takes place using blockchain technology. By bringing together law enforcement agencies and personnel from across Western Canada… Read More

Nearly 25% of New Crypto Tokens Launched in 2022 Bear On-Chain Characteristics of Pump and Dump Schemes: Report

Pump and dump schemes in traditional finance are quite simple: Holders of a tradable asset, such as stock in a company, will “heavily hype and promote the asset to other investors, often using misleading statements, causing the price to rise rapidly as new investors buy,”… Read More

Crypto Money Laundering Report: Four Exchange Deposit Addresses Received $1B+ in Illicit Funds Last Year

Money laundering is “crucial” to all financially motivated crime because it’s what enables criminals “to access the funds they generate from their activities,” the team at Chainalysis explains. Otherwise, why commit the crimes in the first place? The same is true in cryptocurrency. The goal… Read More

Ransomware Revenue Declines As More Victims are Refusing to Make Payments, New Report Reveals

2022 was an impactful year in “the fight against ransomware,” according to an update from Chainalysis. Ransomware attackers extorted “at least $456.8 million from victims in 2022, down from $765.6 million the year before.” As always, they have to caveat these findings by noting “that… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Matrixport Signs Up Chainalysis for Compliance, Fraud Monitoring

Matrixport has enlisted the assistance of Chainalysis to provide compliance, fraud monitoring, risk assessment, and more. Matrixport is a Singapore based digital asset platform that is a prime brokerage, spot trading, lending, asset management and more. Christopher Liu, Chief Compliance Officer at Matrixport, said that… Read More

Institutional Investment in Digital Assets Creates Requirement for Enterprise-Grade Self-Custody Solutions: Report

As Chainalysis discussed recently, the collapse of FTX and resulting market action prompted large net outflows “from centralized exchanges, as many users shifted their funds to personal wallets, also commonly referred to as ‘unhosted wallets’.” Chainalysis found that while the trend wasn’t “as pronounced as… Read More

Chainalysis Storyline to Offer “Transparency” and “Clarity” for Web3

The blowup of FTX and resulting market tumult has many in cryptocurrency citing the importance of “a core, original tenet of blockchain technology: transparency,” according to an update from Chainalysis. Chainalysis claims that “no other sector of the crypto ecosystem “embodies transparency more than DeFi,… Read More

Send this to a friend