Tag: chainalysis

Aug 03 2021

Jul 17 2021

U.K. Sales Person Pleads Guilty For Using Bitcoin to Fund Islamic State (IS)

Bitcoin and Altcoin Transactions are usually anonymous and untraceable. As a result, it is generally easier to carry out shady deals with crypto knowing that the perpetrator might succeed without detection. Related Reading | Binance Bitcoin Open Interest Surges Despite Legal Scrutiny...

Jun 08 2021

U.S. Investors Netted $4.1 Billion From Bitcoin Gains In 2020

Jun 08 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin price chainalysis markets

A new report from Chainalysis found that U.S. investors realized $4.1 billion in bitcoin gains last year, by far the highest of any country.According to a report from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis, bitcoin investors in the U.S. realized $4.1 billion in bitcoin gains in 2020, by far the highest gains by investors in any...

May 28 2021

OFAC Requests Chainalysis Subscription For Bitcoin Blockchain Surveillance

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control wants a renewed subscription to Chainalysis blockchain surveillance tools for monitoring Bitcoin.The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), a financial intelligence and enforcement agency within the U.S. Treasury Department, has requested a second subscription to license, training and support packages from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis, according to a...

May 21 2021

Chainalysis Data Shows Hedge Funds Bought the Bitcoin Dip

May 21 2021 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin dip bitcoin news btcbrl btcbusd btcdai

Bitcoin and crypto market crash over the past couple of days saw nearly $500 billion getting wiped out of the crypto market cap as major cryptocurrencies fell over 30%. The Wednesday crash brought back memories of last year's...

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...

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