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[REPORT PREVIEW] Money Laundering and Cryptocurrency: Trends and new techniques for detection and investigation

This blog is a preview of our Money Laundering and Cryptocurrency Report. We’re excited to debut first-of-its-kind research that dives…

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Public Sector Survey Preview: The 2024 State of Cryptocurrency Investigations Report

This blog is a preview of our 2024 State of Cryptocurrency Investigations Report, which was compiled using insights from our…

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Cracking Down on Sim-Swapping, Pig Butchering, and Crypto Crimes: Podcast Ep. 114

Episode 114 of the Public Key podcast is here and as we all know, cryptocurrency has always been unchartered territory…

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Ransomware and the Crypto Threat Landscape in 2024: Podcast Ep. 113

Episode 113 of the Public Key podcast is here and this is our “Live from Links” series, where we showcase…

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The Response to North Korea’s Crypto Heists: Podcast Ep. 109

Episode 109 of the Public Key podcast is here and this is our “Live from Links” series, where we showcase…

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How To Use Blockchain Intelligence To Investigate Crypto Crime

With a global market capitalization exceeding $2 trillion, regulation increasing worldwide, and adoption growing each year, cryptocurrency is here to…

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Examining the Impact of Ransomware Disruptions: Qakbot, LockBit, and BlackCat

A historic surge of ransomware incidents and payment totals in 2023 was not without resistance, as significant actions were taken…

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Former IRS-CI Chief Jim Lee: Why I’m Joining Chainalysis

After 29 years, including more than three as Chief of the IRS-CI, my last day of government service was March…

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Intellectual Property Infringement: Crypto Used in Sales for Illicit Streaming Services and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

As with all new technologies, malicious actors have found ways to exploit cryptocurrency, despite its transparency and traceability. These actors…

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Darknet Market Revenues Rise In 2023 As Markets Develop Role Specialization

Darknet markets were one of two categories of crypto crime that saw revenues rise in 2023. In total, darknet markets…

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Best of Public Key’s Pig Butchering Discussions – Ep. 98

Episode 98 of the Public Key podcast is here and in a Public Key first, we are going to take…

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2024 Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report Preview – Ep. 97

Episode 97 of the Public Key podcast is here! The highly anticipated Chainalysis 2024 Crypto Crime Report is being downloaded…

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OFAC Sanctions Russian National Ekaterina Zhdanova for Using Cryptocurrency to Launder Money on Behalf of Russian Elites and Ransomware Groups

On November 3, 2023, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Russian national…

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The Chainalysis Law Enforcement Crypto Field Guide

Rapid identification of cryptocurrency assets can help facilitate arrests, increase asset seizure and recovery, and aid prosecutions. The items described…

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OFAC Sanctions Tornado Cash Founder Roman Semenov, DOJ Files Charges Against Him and Co-founder Roman Storm in Coordinated Action

On August 23, 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Roman Semenov, co-founder of…