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Mapping the Universe of 460 Million Bitcoin Addresses

The Bitcoin blockchain is vast and complex, forming a network of over 460 million cryptocurrency addresses. Yet only 37% of…

How Our Cryptocurrency Transaction Monitoring Evolved in 2018

We consistently hear from customers that they need to be able to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. In April…

Bitcoin Addresses in This Week’s OFAC Announcement

What happened: On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced action against two…

Chainalysis Named to 2018 CB Insights Fintech 250

Honored for Excellence in Regulatory & Compliance Services

Chainalysis Partners with Binance to Tackle Global Cryptocurrency Money Laundering

World’s largest cryptocurrency exchange better equipped to expand in new markets and user segments

The Not-So-Killer Whales of Bitcoin

New data shows that bitcoin’s largest holders are a diverse group that may be stabilizing, rather than destabilizing, the market.

Bitcoin Investors and Speculators Hold Their Positions over the Summer

The cryptocurrency monetary aggregates have been updated for the summer months and show that the market continues to stabilize, in spite of price declines.

Tether: The First Experiment in Cryptocurrency Banking

As one of the first major stable cryptocurrencies to emerge, Tether saw explosive growth in trading volume over the past…

Time Travelling with Satoshi

When block times get out of order with block heights

FATF’s Upcoming Talks: Is Cryptocurrency AML/CFT Clarity on the Horizon?

Lack of regulatory guidance from international and domestic authorities has hindered the broader adoption of cryptocurrencies since their conception. While…

Bitcoin’s $30 billion sell-off

As reported by the Financial Times, we apply concepts of money supply to bitcoin to better understand the crypto-economy.

Smart Cryptocurrency Regulation: Possible and Necessary

Last week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce hosted a Congressional Briefing on the oversight of virtual currencies, money laundering, and…

Introducing Chainalysis KYT, Multi-currency support and our Series A

Blockchains are trust machines. Blockchains create new ways for people to build trust among themselves and transact using cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies…

The Great Bitcoin Price Dip: Its Causes and a Way Forward

TL;DR: Chainalysis has used its unique data and insights to analyse the bitcoin price decline from December to February; which…

The Changing Nature of Cryptocrime

Cryptocrime is increasingly focused on the theft of Bitcoin as a highly valued financial asset.

Interested in Buying Crypto? Here is How to Save on Transaction Fees!

Transaction fees can also vary significantly across exchanges. So which exchange should you use to buy your crypto?

Day Traders’ Paradise and Miners’ Holy Grail

Of all Bitcoin holders who inherited Bitcoin Cash after the fork, only 26% have actually been moved or spent - that’s almost $6 billion in free money being lost or still waiting to be spent.

Cryptocurrencies Cannot Die

Chainalysis analyzed the supply activity on the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash blockchain and found that profit motivated miners shifted up to 80% of their mining power from Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash.