カテゴリー: Blockchain Surveillance

How to Identify and Mitigate a Bitcoin Dust Attack

How to Recognize a Bitcoin 'Dust Attack' and Deal With Invasive FundsBitcoin transactions are not anonymous but users can still add a layer of privacy by using different addresses and other techniques to confuse blockchain surveillance. However, a de-anonymization method known as a dust attack is on the rise. If the microtransactions that characterize a dust attack go unnoticed, they can potentially be used to identify […]

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Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice ActimizeOn Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2 Months Goldman Sachs-Backed Crypto Exchange […]

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Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino

Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company NeutrinoCoinbase has acquired the cryptocurrency surveillance company Neutrino, whose team will be joining the American exchange’s European operation. The Milan, Italy-based startup develops blockchain intelligence platforms for crypto companies as well as law enforcement agencies. Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018 Coinbase Acquires Neutrino Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced […]

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Bitcoin Mixing Concept Payjoin Makes a ‘Huge Mess’ for Blockchain Surveillance

On Jan. 24, Adam Gibson, author of Waxwing’s Joinmarket blog, wrote about an interesting Coinjoin concept called Payjoin. The protocol further obfuscates the ownership of UTXO inputs during a Coinjoin transaction mixing cycle. According to Gibson, the Payjoin technique is “another nail in the coffin of blockchain analysis.” Also read: Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining […]

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Dropgangs and Dead Drops: Report Highlights Evolving Darknet Market Opsec

Dropgangs and Dead Drops: Report Highlights Evolving Darknet Market OpsecSince the creation and subsequent takedown of the darknet marketplace the Silk Road, the hidden market ecosystem has exploded with inventive solutions that promote private voluntary exchanges. According to recently published darknet market (DNM) research, the cat and mouse game continues with vendors inventing new ways to bolster online black market activities. In the last […]

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Dropgangs and Dead Drops: Report Highlights Evolving Darknet Market Opsec

Dropgangs and Dead Drops: Report Highlights Evolving Darknet Market OpsecSince the creation and subsequent takedown of the darknet marketplace the Silk Road, the hidden market ecosystem has exploded with inventive solutions that promote private voluntary exchanges. According to recently published darknet market (DNM) research, the cat and mouse game continues with vendors inventing new ways to bolster online black market activities. In the last […]

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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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