Tag: elliptic

May 19 2021

This Is What Happens When Cyber Criminals Use Bitcoin: The DarkSide Saga

A point of contention non-coiners have regarding Bitcoin is its alleged use by cybercriminals. People use the leading cryptocurrency for nefarious purposes, that’s a fact. However, so is every other form of money known to man used. There’s a difference, though: The blockchain. It registers every Bitcoin transaction, forever. A point that the DarkSide saga illustrates beautifully. As...

Feb 12 2021

Darknet’s JokerStash Retiring After Making Over $1B Through Illicit Transactions

Feb 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain analysis cybercrime elliptic news

Crypto sleuthing firm Elliptic says one of the world's most prolific cybercriminals is going out on their own terms.

Dec 31 2020

Proposed FinCen Rule on Crypto Wallets Would Likely Be Ineffective, Elliptic Says

In its public response to the US Treasury Department’s proposed rule, the blockchain analytics firm has argued that they are likely to be ineffective and counterproductive.

Dec 09 2020

Over 13% of Bitcoin Crime Proceeds Laundered Through ‘Privacy Wallets’: Elliptic

Dec 09 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  coinflash crime elliptic money laundering news

The number of crypto criminals using so-called privacy wallets to help hide their identities is on the rise, according to analytics firm Elliptic.

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.

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