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Les groupes et personnalités d’ultradroite impliqués dans l’émeute du Capitole ont reçu plus de 500000 dollars en Bitcoin d’un donateur français un mois auparavant

La semaine dernière, les Américains ont été choqués lorsqu’un grand groupe de partisans de Donald Trump a pris d’assaut le…

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Covid is Causing Shipping Issues, But Natural Competitive Forces Are Causing Darknet Market Consolidation

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2021 Crypto Crime Report. Click here to download the whole thing! Darknet…

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Indirect Exposure: Why You Need to Look Beyond Direct Counterparties to Understand Cryptocurrency Address Risk

In blockchain analysis, the best way to assess the risk of a cryptocurrency address or group of linked addresses (e.g.,…

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Chainalysis in Action: US Government Agencies Seize More Than $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Connected to Infamous Darknet Market Silk Road

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil forfeiture complaint against the largest ever seizure of digital assets:…

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FinCEN’s $60 Million Helix Fine Reveals how Regulators May Enforce Law on Mixers Moving Forward

This past Monday, October 19, 2020, FinCEN announced a $60 million civil fine against Larry Dean Harmon, operator of cryptocurrency…

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Crypto Ransomware Payments Involve Regulatory Risk. Here’s What You Need to Know.

On Thursday, two bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Treasury– the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the…

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The KuCoin Hack: What We Know So Far and How the Hackers are Using DeFi Protocols to Launder Stolen Funds

Last Friday, September 25, 2020, hackers stole more than $275 million worth of cryptocurrency from KuCoin in one of the…

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Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Combat Money Laundering and Illicit Digital Asset Activity

Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced its partnership with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator…

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Eastern Europe: High Grassroots Adoption, Outsized Darknet Market and Ransomware Activity

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report. Click here to download the whole thing!…

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Chainalysis in Action: Justice Department Demands Forfeiture of 280 Cryptocurrency Addresses Associated with North Korea Exchange Hackers

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a civil forfeiture complaint against the holders of 280 cryptocurrency addresses involved…

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Chainalysis in Action: Department of Justice Announces Takedown of Two Terrorism Financing Campaigns with Help from Blockchain Analysis

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the disruption of two terrorism financing campaigns that utilized cryptocurrency donations (and…

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Fighting Back Against SIM Swap Attacks with Blockchain Analysis

Nearly every important service we interact with — email addresses, social media platforms, bank accounts, cryptocurrency wallets — lives on…

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Chainalysis In Action: How Law Enforcement Used Blockchain Analysis to Follow Funds and Identify the Twitter Hackers

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of three individuals associated with the July 15 Twitter hack. Mason…

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The Twitter Hack: What We Know One Week Later

On Wednesday, July 15, Twitter accounts belonging to prominent individuals including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and many others…

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Anonymity Services’ Usage of Cryptocurrency and Role in Cybercrime

Anonymity services refers to a loose category of products and services that allow users to maintain an internet business or…