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DeFi Regulation: Practical Next Steps to Make the Industry Safer

How Decentralized Finance (DeFi) should be regulated is part of a broader debate about how we control technologies that operate…

Uncovering the World of Seized Digital Assets: Podcast Ep. 96

Episode 96 of the Public Key podcast is here! From Silk Road investigations to assisting countries create their Asset Forfeiture…

The On-chain Footprint of Southeast Asia’s ‘Pig Butchering’ Compounds: Human Trafficking, Ransoms, and Hundreds of Millions Scammed

Romance scams, also known as “pig butchering scams” for the way bad actors say they “fatten up” their victims to…

U.S. and U.K. Disrupt Lockbit Ransomware Group and Indict Two Russian Nationals While OFAC Levies Sanctions

On February 20, 2024, the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), alongside the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), announced the disruption of…

Everything You Need To Know About Stablecoin Regulation Podcast Ep. 95

Episode 95 of the Public Key podcast is here! Stablecoin regulations have been slowly popping up around the world.  In…

Money Laundering Activity Spread Across More Service Deposit Addresses in 2023, Plus New Tactics from Lazarus Group

The goal of money laundering is to obscure the criminal origins of funds so that they can be accessed and…

Future of Blockchain Investing with Alon Goren – Ep 94

Episode 94 of the Public Key podcast is here! “we invest in two people and an idea” is not a…

Ransomware Payments Exceed $1 Billion in 2023, Hitting Record High After 2022 Decline

In 2023, ransomware actors intensified their operations, targeting high-profile institutions and critical infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and government agencies. Major…

Stopping Pig Butchering and Crypto Scam Epidemic Podcast Ep. 93

Episode 93 of the Public Key podcast is here! Investment schemes, pig butchering and romance scams are plaguing the crypto…

Kevin O’Brien named President of Chainalysis Government Solutions

Chainalysis is excited to announce that as of today, Kevin O’Brien will serve as the President of Chainalysis Government Solutions…

54% of ERC-20 Tokens Listed on DEXes in 2023 Display Patterns That May Be Suggestive of Pump and Dump Schemes, but Represent just 1.3% of DEX Trading Volume

For most of the research that we publish in our annual Crypto Crime Report, the data tells a clear story.…

The Rise of Malicious DApps in Web3 with Raz Niv – Ep 92

Episode 92 of the Public Key podcast is here! When we were recording this episode with Raz Niv (Co-founder and…

Funds Stolen from Crypto Platforms Fall More Than 50% in 2023, but Hacking Remains a Significant Threat as Number of Incidents Rises

Over the last few years, cryptocurrency hacking has become a pervasive and formidable threat, leading to billions of dollars stolen…

Spot Bitcoin ETFs with Jeff Billingham – Ep. 91

Episode 91 of the Public Key podcast is here.  The first Spot Bitcoin ETFs have been approved by the Securities…

2024 Crypto Crime Trends: Illicit Activity Down as Scamming and Stolen Funds Fall, But Ransomware and Darknet Markets See Growth

2023 was a year of recovery for cryptocurrency, as the industry rebounded from the scandals, blowups, and price declines of…

Crypto Hedge Funds with Henri Arslanian – Ep. 90

Episode 90 of the Public Key podcast is starting the New Year with a Bang. In this episode, media personality…

The Data Accuracy Flywheel: How Chainalysis Consistently Identifies and Verifies Blockchain Entities

We believe that cryptocurrency is the future. As our CEO Michael Gronager explained in a recent blog post, we expect…

CSAM and Cryptocurrency: On-chain Analysis Suggests CSAM Vendors May Benefit from Privacy Coins like Monero and Other Obfuscation Measures

CSAM (child sexual abuse material) is an understudied part of the crypto crime ecosystem. The industry is broadly aware that…