Tag: chainalysis

Apr 05 2021

Former Chainalysis CTO Selected To Lead FinCEN, Signaling New Bitcoin Regulations

Apr 05 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business chainalysis fincen

In selecting a former blockchain analysis executive to lead the agency, FinCEN has signaled that it wants to increase Bitcoin regulations.Michael Mosier, who led blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis as its chief technology officer from June 2019 to February 2020, has been selected as the incoming acting...

Apr 04 2021

FinCEN Appoints Former Chainalysis CTO as Acting Director

Apr 04 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business chainalysis fincen

FinCEN has hired the former CTO of Chainalysis to be its acting director. The move indicates that the agency is adding more talent to focus on the burgeoning crypto sector. Chainalysis Chief Joins FinCEN The U.S. government's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (...

Mar 29 2021

Huge Wins for Crypto.com: Visa, Chainalysis Partnerships

Proceedings with its ambition to increase and strengthen the adoption of digital currency payment solutions around the world, Crypto.com has entered into a strategic partnership with global payments technology firm Visa. Announcing the collaboration via an official blog post, Crypto.com noted that the partnership will further its ambition of global-scale crypto adoption as well as increase the reach of the Crypto.com Visa Card....

Mar 26 2021

Crypto Analytics Firm Chainalaysis Now Valued at $2 Billion

Mar 26 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business chainalysis investment

Crypto analytics firm Chainalysis secures a $100 million investment at a valuation of $2 billion. Chainalysis Continues to Turn Heads Chainalysis's eighth funding round was led by...

Feb 02 2021

Russia and US Dominate Global Dark Market Traffic: Report

Feb 02 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  chainalysis crime dark web marketplaces news

Darknet marketplaces received $1.7 billion during 2020, mostly from Russia, the U.S., Ukraine and China, Chainalysis says.

Jan 25 2021

Data Shows Under 1% of Bitcoin and Crypto Transactions Have Criminal Intent

Jan 25 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin btc btcusd btcusdt chainalysis

The new US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s recent negative comments about Bitcoin and crypto have revolved around alleged “illicit use.” However, data from a top blockchain analysis firm claims that under 1% of all cryptocurrency transactions are related to criminal activity. Here's why the former Federal Reserve Chair's assumptions about the digital asset class are way off base. Under...

Jan 20 2021

Stop The Bitcoin FUD: Criminal Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Falling

Despite a 2020 that saw the price of bitcoin rise to all-time highs and set new records for stability, it isn’t too difficult to find Bitcoin FUD being spread. But recently released blockchain analysis demonstrates that the “bitcoin is for criminals” narrative is weaker than ever. The FUD Keeps Coming...

Jan 19 2021

Criminal Activity in Crypto Transactions Fell Sharply in 2020, Says Chainalysis

Jan 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  chainalysis coinflash criminal news transactions

Partly offsetting the positive trend is an explosion in ransomware attacks, which rose 311% from 2019.

Jan 14 2021

Alt-Right Groups Received $500K in BTC Month Before Capitol Riot: Chainalysis

Chainalysis declined to directly link the donation to the Jan. 6 storming but said the timing "warrants suspicion."

Dec 03 2020

Darknet Markets Face Headwinds After Year of Mixed Results

Dec 03 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  chainalysis ciphertrace darknet elliptic news

Darknet markets are falling off the radar and watching their customer base level off.

Nov 20 2020

Chainalysis Sees Raising $100M in Venture Capital at $1B Valuation: Report

Nov 20 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business chainalysis news tech

Cryptocurrency investigation firm Chainalysis expects to raise $100 million venture capital at a $1 billion valuation as early as next week, the company told Forbes.

Nov 12 2020

Chainalysis Wants to Help the Feds Sell Millions in Forfeited Bitcoin

The new service launch comes just one week after federal agents announced the seizure of over $1 billion in bitcoin.

Nov 06 2020

Government Seizes 69,730 Bitcoin ($1 Billion) Tied To Silk Road

On November 5, 2020, federal prosecutors filed a civil complaint describing the seizure of 69,370 bitcoin (worth about $1.06 billion at the time of this writing) from an individual who was able to steal the funds from darknet marketplace Silk Road. According to the complaint, the funds were stolen from Silk Road across 54 previously undetected bitcoin transactions in 2012...

Oct 27 2020

Ontology Integrates Chainalysis to Improve Security

Ontology, the digital identity open-source blockchain, announced their integration with Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis company. The integration between Ontology and Chainalysis is expected to increase security. It will also increase compliance in the Ontology ecosystem due to security features of Chainalysis. Ensuring a safer experience for Ontology...

Oct 11 2020

Monero Price Rises While IRS Tries to Break Anonymity

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is the U.S. tax authority, has been drawn towards the most renowned private cryptocurrency, Monero. Reportedly one of the best choices for privacy-focused cryptocurrency, Monero has attracted the attention of the tax agency. As a result, the IRS has employed analysts to unmask Monero's activities. However, it does appear that Monero price is...

Oct 08 2020

BitMEX Branded as ‘High Risk’ Exchange – Chainalysis

BitMEX, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform received a major blow from CFTC last week. Following which investors rushed to remove more than 50,000 bitcoin tokens from BitMEX. The situation is worsening for the exchange as leading cryptocurrency investigation firm Chainalysis has now labeled the platform as a “high risk” exchange. According to the...

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