Merchant Services, Gambling, and Darknets: Coronavirus Economy Stunts Cryptocurrency Spending

A lot has changed since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe as it has caused a wide range of negative effects on the world’s...

Paxful to Use Chainalysis Crypto Surveillance Tool

New York-based peer-to-peer exchange Paxful, recently collaborated with blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis, to use Chainalysis’ Know-Your-Transaction (KYT) compliance tool to monitor cryptocurrency exchanges on...

Crypto Firms Tout Dispersed Workforces as Coronavirus Contingency Plan

They don’t need to shut their headquarters; they don’t have headquarters.

Inside Chainalysis’ Multimillion-Dollar Relationship With the US Government

Public records show Chainalysis made more than $10 million in five years from the U.S. government and stands to take in more than $14...

There’s No Such Thing as Tainted Bitcoins

All bitcoins are created equal. But in the eyes of blockchain forensics firms, some bitcoins are more equal than others. If these companies are...

Monero on the Horizon: On Bitcoin, Chainalysis, & Darknet Marketplace Activity

This week, blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis published its latest “Crypto Crime Report,” therein noting that bitcoin’s use in darknet marketplaces, or DNMs, grew in...

New Chainalysis Report Sheds Light on Darknet Markets and the Need for Onchain Privacy

Darknet market activity hit new highs in 2019, as shown in a new report from blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis. Despite concerted attempts from law...

Better Regulation Could Curb Crypto Scams, Chainalysis Report Says

Chainalysis’ 2019 crime report found illicit activities accounted for roughly 1 percent of overall crypto transactions last year, and better enforcement of anti-money laundering...

Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Held by Seven Crypto Exchanges

On January 3, 2020, a small group of crypto enthusiasts celebrated the second annual Proof-of-Keys day with hopes to get people to withdraw funds...

$100M of Ethereum Tied to Plustoken Scam Sparks Wild Theories

During the last two weeks as cryptocurrency prices slid below long term foundational support, speculators assumed Plustoken scammers may be behind the dump. Blockchain...

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