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$130 Billion in Bitcoin (BTC) Is Now Permanently Inaccessible due to Lost Private Keys Associated with Crypto Wallets

Nathaniel Popper from the New York Times reports that of the (approximately) 18.5 million Bitcoin (BTC) in circulation, about 20% — valued at around $130 billion at the time of writing — seems to have been lost or isn’t accessible from the crypto wallets where… Read More

Blockchain Firm Chainalysis and Digital Asset Exchange OKCoin Express Concerns Regarding FinCEN’s New Crypto Rules

This past Friday, the US Department of the Treasury published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to the Federal Register that may require financial institutions and cryptocurrency-related firms to submit updated reports, maintain records, and accurately verify the identity of customers in relation to transfers… Read More

Celsius Network Partners with Chainalysis To Confirm Audit of $3.31 Billion in Assets

  Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced this week it has teamed up with blockchain analysis company Chainalysis to complete an audit confirming $3,318,368,196.40 of assets. According to Celsius Network, the conclusion of this audit, confirmed through Chainalysis Reactor, the investigative blockchain… Read More

Chainalysis Teams Up with Japanese System Integrators Hitachi and SB C&S to Enhance its Compliance Network

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has teamed up with top Japanese system integrators in order to boost its compliance network. Chainalysis announced on December 7, 2020, that it has partnered with Japan-based system integrators Hitachi and SB C&S. These firms are the latest to join Chainalysis’… Read More

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Now Account for Significantly Lower Percentage of Darknet Market Transactions: Report

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis notes that global darknet markets have long “fascinated” the general public, beginning with the infamous Silk Road, which represented around 20% of all Bitcoin (BTC) related activity during its “heyday” back in 2013. But since that time, these illicit activities account… Read More

Chainalysis Explains Why Authorities Must Look Beyond Direct Counterparties to Understand Risks Associated with Crypto Addresses

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain research firm, says that the best way to assess or determine the risk of a virtual currency address or group of associated addresses (e.g., like a wallet) is to analyze all the other addresses with which it has conducted transactions. According… Read More

Crypto Sleuth Chainalysis Expected to Raise $100 Million at $1 Billion Valuation

Chainalsysis, a top firm aiding both public and private entities monitor and track crypto transactions, is expected to raise $100 million at a $1 billion valuation according to a report by Forbes. The new funding is said to be led Lee Fixel’s VC firm, Addition,… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Price has Been Surging Due to Very Different Reasons Compared to 2017 Bull Run: Report

The Bitcoin (BTC) price has been hovering around $18,000 for the past few days. According to blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis, this means that we’re in the midst of a significant price surge that has not been seen since the bull run of late 2017 and… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces Asset Realization Program to Help Governments with Managing Seized Digital Assets

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, has introduced an asset realization program to assist government departments and insolvency practitioners with handling, storing, “realizing,” and monitoring seized assets. As mentioned in a blog post by Chainalysis, this announcement has come soon after the largest ever seizure… Read More

DeFi Experienced Explosive Growth in 2020, but Sector Needs More Regulatory Clarity and Better Compliance Programs: Chainalysis

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis confirms that decentralized finance (DeFi) is growing at “warp speed,” however, regulatory guidelines and compliance requirements still remain unclear. The Chainalysis team states in a blog post that DeFi’s explosive growth has been one of cryptocurrency’s “biggest stories” of 2020. The… Read More

Chainalysis Expands Washington DC Operations, Hires New Legal Affairs Chief, Other Key Appointments, Reports Signficant Revenue Growth

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Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, has revealed that it managed to grow its revenue 100% year-over-year. The New York-based firm says it’s now preparing for an expected surge in private sector business. Chainalysis claims that it has managed to grow its customer base by… Read More

Chainalysis Explains How it Uses Reactor Tool to Track and Analyze Blockchain based Digital Currency Transactions

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis notes that its Reactor tools lets researchers and investigators track and analyze the movement of virtual currencies between different crypto addresses. The Reactor tool is also used to identify transactions that may involve stolen or otherwise illicit digital currency. Cybercriminals might… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis to Establish New Singapore and Tokyo Offices as Part of Global Expansion Plans

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, has revealed that it will establish two new offices in Singapore and Tokyo. The company stated that it remains focused on fully supporting local crypto and blockchain companies. It’s also helping government agencies and traditional financial institutions with monitoring… Read More

FATF List of Cryptocurrency Service Red Flags to Help Standardize how Jurisdictions Track Illicit Transactions, Chainalysis Says

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently published a document for regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies. The FATF listed several different “red flags” in cryptocurrency transfers and service user profiles that may indicate that the entities involved in the transactions are engaging in money laundering,… Read More

US State of Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Prevent Money Laundering and Illicit Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis firm, has teamed up with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator that’s tasked with the chartering and supervision of Wyoming state banks, trust companies, mortgage firms, money transmitters and other non-bank financial service providers. The State… Read More

Russia and Ukraine have “Disproportionately High” Cryptocurrency Usage with Many Locals Shifting Financial Activity to Digital Assets: Report

Eastern Europe has the fourth-largest cryptocurrency market in terms of total transaction volume, according to Chainalysis’ research. Ukraine and Russia, which are also part of the Eastern European region, have been ranked quite high on Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index. It takes into consideration a… Read More

Asian Countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand have One of the Fastest-Growing Digital Asset Markets: Report

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption continues to rise, with banks, institutional investors, and everyday consumers now using these platforms to engage in everyday transactions or to implement various business use cases. According to Chainalysis, the “patterns of cryptocurrency usage” vary widely across the globe. The… Read More

Crypto has become “Truly Global” as P2P Bitcoin Exchanges like Paxful Facilitate Transactions in Developing Countries: Report

Cryptocurrency adoption has been growing steadily across the globe, according to Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index. As mentioned in a report from the blockchain security firm, the majority of cryptocurrency volume reflects trading and speculation that was conducted by professional or institutional investors that were… Read More

Chainalysis Confirms Venezuelans are Increasingly Using Bitcoin and other Cryptos for Remittance Payments, as Bolivar is Useless

Venezuela is experiencing one of the worst economic crises in history. The South American country’s national currency, the Bolivar, has become practically worthless due to extremely high levels of hyperinflation (about 10,000,000% during 2019). Venezuela’s residents are also suffering due to serious socioeconomic challenges, as… Read More

Chainalysis Announces New Partnerships With Australian Cryptocurrency Businesses CoinSpot & CoinJar to Improve Compliance Standards

  Blockchain security and analytics firm Chainalysis announced on Monday it has formed partnerships with Australia-based payments provider Assembly Payments and cryptocurrency exchanges CoinSpot and CoinJar to improve compliance standards. Chainalysis reported that CoinSpot and CoinJar will use Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) and Chainalysis… Read More

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