Episode 42 of the Public Key podcast is here! In this episode, we are back for the second part of an amazing conversation with our occasional co-host and Director of Research at Chainalysis, Kim Grauer, who gives us even more insights into the highly anticipated Crypto Crime Report. This is Part 2 of 2.
Read and listen to part 1 of the 2023 Crypto Crime Report Preview.
Public Key Episode 42 preview: More sneak peeks of the highly anticipated 2023 crypto crime report
Sanctions were a huge focus for regulatory bodies in 2022, and we saw an increase in designations of Russian-based cryptocurrency exchanges and organizations propagating the war efforts against Ukraine.
In this episode, Ian Andrews (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis) is joined by occasional co-host and Director of Research at Chainalysis, Kim Grauer, for the second part of a great conversation.
Kim provides insights into sanction designations and shares that the 2023 Crypto Crime Report looks into whether cryptocurrency sanctions are effective. She discusses cryptocurrency recovery efforts by law enforcement and explains how much we should be weighing proof of reserves as a sign of crypto exchange solvency.
Quote of the episode
“What we focused on in the sanction report this year is actually trying to say, hey, can we use data to answer these questions? Because we see all of the people that were using Hydra [Market], we know who those wallets are. Are they using a new service? And so we could estimate how effective sanctions have been in cryptocurrency on the whole. And what we found was it’s very varied.”
– Kim Grauer (Director of Research, Chainalysis)
Minute-by-minute episode breakdown
- (2:15) – Is web3 and cryptocurrency dead?
- (7:10) – What to expect in 2023 regarding cryptocurrency seizures and law enforcement recovery activity
- (11:45) – The outlook on cryptocurrency sanctions after significant enforcement actions in 2022
- (1742) – Should proof of reserves be the proper method to audit crypto exchanges financial solvency
- (21:45) – Cybersecurity and the other big themes for 2023
- (25:25) – The collapse of crypto juggernauts and the contagion felt by the entire industry
Check out more resources provided by Chainalysis that perfectly complement this episode of the Public Key.
- Report: The Chainalysis 2023 Crypto Crime Report (Coming February 2023)
- Newsletter: 2023 Crypto Crime Report: Sanctions Preview, Key Crypto Moments From 2022, and more
- Conference: Chainalysis Links Conference 2023 in New York City
- Blog: Crypto Money Laundering: Four Exchange Deposit Addresses Received Over $1 Billion in Illicit Funds in 2022
- Press Release: Treasury Targets Global Sanctions Evasion Network Supporting Russia’s Military-Industrial Complex
- Twitter: Chainalysis Twitter: Building trust in blockchains
- TikTok: Newly launched Chainalysis TikTok page
- YouTube: Chainalysis YouTube page is completely revamped
- Website: Careers at Chainalysis – Join us today
Speakers on today’s episode
- Ian Andrews * Host * (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis)
- Kim Grauer (Director of Research, Chainalysis)
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