カテゴリー: Blockchain Surveillance

Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange BinanceOn Oct. 17, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, announced a partnership with blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis. According to the exchange, Chainalysis has implemented a compliance solution that meets regulatory guidelines worldwide. Also read: Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus Binance Is Using Chainalysis for Compliance    According to a press […]

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Black Hat Demo to Reveal ‘White Rabbit’ Crypto-Transaction Surveillance Tool

Black Hat Demo to Reveal 'White Rabbit' Crypto-Transaction Surveillance ToolThis week in Las Vegas there are two well-known events taking place dedicated to information security and the global hacking counterculture — Black Hat Arsenal and Defcon 2018. During the conference festivities, there will be a bunch of demonstrations showcasing all kinds of hacker tools, security services, and engineering studies. Two developers from the intelligence […]

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Privacy-Centric ‘Bob Wallet’ Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Privacy-Centric 'Bob Wallet' Adds Bitcoin Cash SupportPrivacy is important in the cryptocurrency ecosystem to a large number of individuals, and people believe private transactions are needed badly these days in a society watched by the ‘deep state.’ Because people find privacy to be extremely important, some developers have designed bitcoin mixers and tumblers that help obfuscate cryptocurrency transactions recorded on public […]

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Chainalysis Raises $16Mn – Plans to Monitor Multiple Blockchains

Chainalysis Raises $16Mn — Plans to Monitor Multiple BlockchainsThe blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis has announced it has raised $16 million USD in a Series A funding round from the firm Benchmark. Chainalysis also reveals it will be stretching its monitoring software efforts towards the bitcoin cash network and hopes by the year-end the platform will cover ten different public blockchains. Also read: Russians […]

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Deep Web Roundup: Dream Adds Monero and Bitcoin Tumbler “Chip Mixer” Launches

Deep Web Roundup: Dream Adds Monero and Bitcoin Tumbler “Chip Mixer” LaunchesThe darknet has been quiet of late, which is the way it’s meant to be. No news means no mega busts, honeypots, or mass market shutdowns. Even when it’s out of the spotlight though, the deep web is quietly making news, whether trialling the latest privacy coins or the newest coin mixers that promise to […]

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U.S. Agency ICE Conducts Investigations That Exploit Blockchain Activity

U.S. Agency ICE Conducts Investigations That Exploit Blockchain ActivityOn January 25 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy assistant director, Greg Nevano, explained in a testimony that the agency was using “blockchain exploitation tools” to combat cryptocurrency use in illicit markets. Nevano’s testimony revolved around the growing opioid addiction problem in the U.S., and how the law enforcement organization is fighting the […]

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Your Taxes Paid for a Lot of Blockchain Surveillance Last Year

Your Taxes Paid for a Lot of Blockchain Surveillance Last YearGovernments worldwide have been ramping up regulations for cryptocurrencies and hiring research and blockchain surveillance teams. One firm that tracks transactions on the Bitcoin Core blockchain is called Chainalysis, and this year the company has gathered over a half a million USD on record from various government and law enforcement entities. Also read: South Korean Exchange […]

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Meet ‘Cash Shuffle’, the Privacy-Centric Protocol for Bitcoin Cash

Meet Cash Shuffle the Privacy-Centric Protocol for Bitcoin CashThis week a new bitcoin cash (BCH) based protocol has been released that aims to add privacy capabilities to BCH transactions. The software, called Cash Shuffle, enables BCH users to obfuscate their transactions by combining funds with other Cash Shuffle users. Also read: Bitflyer CEO Says Japan and Leverage Is Leading Bitcoin Markets Higher Cash Shuffle […]

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UK Police Drafts Detailed Bitcoin Seizure Guide

UK Police Drafts Detailed Bitcoin Seizure GuideA think-tank backed by a group of UK-based law enforcement officials have published a newly drafted report called “Policing Bitcoin” which aims to standardize the practice of seizing bitcoin from criminals. Also read: Coinbase Raises $100M to “Help Accelerate Digital Currency Adoption” UK Police Aim to Understand Bitcoin Last week the ‘N8 Policing Research Partnership’ published […]

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Following Money Through the Bitcoin Laundry Is Not So Easy

Just recently there was a small ransomware outburst called “Peyta” that attacked various computers around the world. The creators of Peyta didn’t make as much money as the Wannacry extortionists had made a few weeks earlier, as Petya only raked in around $8,000 worth of BTC. However, the money the hackers accumulated has moved and following

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