Blockchain Analytics

Alleged Dark Web Blockchain Analytics Tool Antinalysis Suspended

Antinalysis helps cybercriminals avoid running the risk of being identified they attempt to cash out their illicit proceeds, according to a blockchain analytics firm.

News  ·  16 August 2021

Blocknative Raises $12M to Follow Crypto Transactions ‘In-Flight’

The startup has its eyes on the mempool.

Tech  ·  14 July 2021

A16z Leads $12M Investment in DeFi-Native Crypto Tracing Firm Nansen

“We’re not basing our company on some KYC’d version of DeFi coming out in the future,” said Nansen CEO Alex Svanevik.

Business  ·  29 June 2021
Blockchain Analytics

Upstart Crypto Tracer Brings ‘Middleware’ to Busy Blockchain Analysis Industry

Blocktrace’s new product pools multiple data intelligence streams to help investigators demystify high-profile crypto crimes.

Business  ·  21 June 2021

Elliptic Is Mapping Bitcoin Stolen From 2016 Bitfinex Hack

New research from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic asks whether zkSNACKs, the firm behind bitcoin privacy wallet Wasabi, is turning a blind eye to stolen coins.

Business  ·  13 May 2021

CipherTrace Wants to Introduce DEXs to Sanctions Compliance

The new tool uses an oracle on Chainlink to spot crypto wallet addresses on government watchlists.

News  ·  9 April 2021

Russia’s Darknet Criminals Have Novel Crypto Cash-Out System: ‘Buried Treasure’

A darknet ad flagged by the crypto sleuths at Elliptic says vendors will bury vacuum-packed physical cash “5-20 cm under the ground.”

Business  ·  22 March 2021
Bitcoin Mining

Miner Selling Pressure Declines, Could Fuel Bitcoin Rally, Blockchain Analysis Shows

Miner outflows have slowed since January. The last time this happened, bitcoin went parabolic.

Markets  ·  12 March 2021
Blockchain Analytics

Crypto Recovery Lawyer David Silver Joins Coinfirm’s US Board

The noted attorney will help defrauded investors recover their wrongfully taken cryptocurrencies as a member of Coinfirm's board in the U.S.

News  ·  12 November 2020

Hackers, Scammers Have Stolen $7.6B in Crypto Since 2011

Billions of dollars have been stolen through exchange hacks and scams, according to a new report from blockchain analytics firm Crystal Blockchain.

Tech  ·  12 November 2020

PayPal-Backed Blockchain Analytics Firm Hires Former US Treasury Adviser

TRM Labs, a blockchain analytics firm with backing from PayPal, is adding Ari Redbord as its head of legal and government affairs.

Business  ·  26 October 2020

CipherTrace Outlines Regulatory Gray Zones Plaguing Booming DeFi Sector

Here's how blockchain analytics firms like CipherTrace and Elliptic are viewing DeFi and DEXs after the KuCoin hack.

Business  ·  1 October 2020

Elliptic Follows Chainalysis in Adding Zcash to Monitoring Platform

Elliptic, the blockchain analysis company, has added privacy coins zcash and horizen to its monitoring platform.

Business  ·  30 June 2020

Blockchain Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Adds 87 Crypto Assets in Arms Race With Chainalysis

Crypto sleuthing firm Elliptic has added 87 new tokens to its analytics offering, expanding its reach to 97% of digital assets by trading volume.

Business  ·  20 May 2020

Crypto Forensics Firm TokenAnalyst Shuts Down, Some Employees Hired by Coinbase

TokenAnalyst is shutting down after 2.5 years of operations, with some employees moving on to new roles at Coinbase.

News  ·  5 May 2020