DeFi Adoption Is Still Far From Mainstream: Chainalysis

A new report from the blockchain-sleuthing firm says DeFi has been "powered by experienced cryptocurrency traders and investors."

Business  ·  24 August 2021

Crypto Adoption Shifts to Emerging Markets as China, US Drop in Chainalysis Global Rankings

Crypto adoption has increased 23-fold globally over the past year with India, Pakistan and Ukraine driving the surge.

Markets  ·  18 August 2021

Blockchain Data Shows Bitcoin’s Current Price Floor at $37.3K

The market is holding that price floor well as large investors return.

Markets  ·  29 July 2021

Chainalysis Exec Heads to PayPal to Lead Crypto Regulatory Efforts

Jesse Spiro, chief of government affairs at Chainalysis, is heading to PayPal's crypto wing to work on regulatory policy.

Business  ·  23 July 2021

Crypto Sleuthing Firm Chainalysis Raises $100M, This Time at $4.2B Valuation

It’s the firm’s second $100 million raise this year.

Business  ·  24 June 2021

Hospitals Among the Latest to Suffer Ransomware Attacks: Report

The Eastern European-based hackers have made a practice of collecting their payments in bitcoin.

News  ·  11 June 2021

Ransomware Attacks Are Growing More Profitable, Chainalysis Says

Ransomware-linked addresses saw at least $81 million in crypto flow in this year, the blockchain analytics firm said in a new report.

News  ·  14 May 2021

NYPD’s Crypto Sleuthing Is Powered by Chainalysis, Documents Show

The largest police force in the U.S. has beefed up rules governing who can trace crypto transactions. It’s been using Chainalysis software since 2019.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 April 2021

Ether’s Record Run Came With Less Support Than Bitcoin’s, Blockchain Analysis Shows

Philip Gradwell of Chainalysis said on CoinDesk TV that “relatively little” ether was bought above $1,850 and even less was bought at $2,000 or above.

Markets  ·  8 April 2021

FinCEN Names Former Chainalysis Executive Acting Director as Blanco Resigns

Governments are becoming increasingly interested in crypto transaction surveillance, as FinCEN's hire suggests.

News  ·  2 April 2021

Chainalysis Raises $100M, Underscoring Surging Demand for Blockchain Surveillance

The compliance-minded crypto data firm, is now valued at $2 billion after a Series D raise from Paradigm, Ribbit and others.

Business  ·  26 March 2021

Russia and US Dominate Global Dark Market Traffic: Report

Darknet marketplaces received $1.7 billion during 2020, Chainalysis says.

News  ·  2 February 2021

Criminal Activity in Crypto Transactions Fell Sharply in 2020, Says Chainalysis

Partly offsetting the positive trend is an explosion in ransomware attacks, which rose 311% from 2019.

News  ·  19 January 2021

Alt-Right Groups Received $500K in BTC Month Before Capitol Riot: Chainalysis

Chainalysis declined to directly link the donation to the Jan. 6 storming but said the timing "warrants suspicion."

News  ·  14 January 2021

Darknet Markets Face Headwinds After Year of Mixed Results

Darknet markets are falling off the radar and watching their customer base level off.

News  ·  3 December 2020