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Libra’s New White Paper Makes Big Strides for Compliance. Here’s Why That Matters for Cryptocurrency.

Last week, the Libra Association released version 2.0 of the Libra white paper, which contains several important updates addressing many…

Making Cryptocurrency Part of the Solution to Human Trafficking

This blog is a preview of our webinar on cryptocurrency and human trafficking. Click here to watch the recording! Human…

Ransomware Attackers Aren’t Sparing Anyone During Covid-19

Covid-19 has already had a major impact on cryptocurrency activity, both legal and illegal. Last week, we shared data and…

Covid-19 Has Wiped Out 33% of Cryptocurrency Scammers’ Revenue, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Media outlets and governments around the world have warned of scammers taking advantage of the Covid-19 crisis. It’s a worrisome…

Covid-19 and Crypto Crime: Watch Out for Cybercriminals Taking Advantage of the Crisis at Hand

The following comes from an email our CEO, Michael Gronager, sent to our customers today, April 2, 2020. We’re reprinting…

Risk Benchmarking for Cryptocurrency Businesses Now Available in Chainalysis Kryptos

One of our core beliefs at Chainalysis is that for cryptocurrency to keep growing, it needs to become safe enough…

Covid-19 is Changing the Relationship Between Bitcoin Price and Bitcoin Spending

Bitcoin, along with the stock market and other traditional asset classes, saw its value plummet the week of March 9…

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Market Events with On-Chain Data

This blog is a preview of our report on cryptocurrency market events. Click here to download the full report! Cryptocurrency…

WTF Is Going On in the Bitcoin Market?

Executive summary: The story so far Source: XKCD Cryptocurrency exchanges experienced their largest ever bitcoin inflows. Since March 9, exchanges received…

Bitcoin Mining is a Two-Part Competition

This blog post is a preview of our report on competition in Bitcoin mining. Click here to download the whole…

New OFAC Sanctions and DOJ Complaint for North Korea-Linked Cryptocurrency Laundering Scheme: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two Chinese nationals, Tian Yinyin and Li…

Cryptocurrency Typologies Guide: Who’s Who on the Blockchains?

Cryptocurrencies represent an opportunity to expand the way people transact globally. Since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009, cryptocurrency has created new…

The Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report is Here. Download to Learn Why 2019 Was the Year of the Ponzi Scheme.

The Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report is here! Click here to download. If the last few years have proven anything, it’s that…

Darknet Market Activity Higher Than Ever in 2019 Despite Closures. How Does Law Enforcement Respond?

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report. Click here to download the full document! Currencies…

Ransomware Goes Mass Market

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report. Click here to download the full document! On…

What European Cryptocurrency Exchanges Need to Know about 5AMLD

Europe rang in the new year by bringing its fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) into force. Per the European Union’s…

As Exchanges Beef Up Security Measures, Hackers Get More Sophisticated

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report. Click here to download the full document! Currencies…

Terrorism Financing in Early Stages with Cryptocurrency But Advancing Quickly

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report. Click here to download the full document! Cryptocurrency…