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Overview

Chainalysis is the blockchain analysis company. We provide compliance and investigation software to the world's leading banks, businesses, and governments. Our investigation software helps law enforcement identify and stop bad actors who use cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as money laundering, terrorist financing, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and more. Our experts in financial crime and economic analysis empower our customers to derive insights they can act on. Backed by Accel, Benchmark, and other leading names in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.

Products

Chainalysis Reactor : Cryptocurrency Investigation Software for Law Enforcement

Chainalysis is the leading provider of cryptocurrency investigation software for law enforcement agencies around the world. With a user-centric design, Chainalysis Reactor combines human decision-making with algorithms to aid in the investigation process that stops illicit activity. To learn more, visit chainalysis.com

The user-friendly software combines an intuitive interface with flexible capabilities to support even the most complex investigations. Additionally, Chainalysis provides the necessary support and services to law enforcement agencies so that they're working side-by-side on the most important cases involving darknet markets, terrorist funding, or ransomware.

  • Attribution & Identification

    Proprietary methodology that identifies the services through which cryptocurrency transactions are taking place.

  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

    The most comprehensive source of publicly listed cryptocurrency addresses scraped from the internet, including clear web and dark web forums.

  • Multi-Currency Support

    Conduct investigations across Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin, Tether, Dai, and other top cryptocurrencies.

  • Custom Clustering

    Conduct highly targeted investigations with user-defined views of specific addresses and transactions.

  • Real-Time Data

    Access to the most up-to-date information: each new transaction block is processed in Chainalysis within 5 seconds of its creation.

  • Visualization & Report Generation

    Intuitive cluster graphs make the data easy to work with as part of an investigation. Generate reports and export as a csv file, pdf, or an image

Blog

Crypto Crime Intelligence Brief: Bullet-proof Hosting Provider Transacting with North Korean Actor?

Black Host is a Switzerland-based bulletproof hosting provider, meaning it allows customers to use its services anonymously and is generally lenient on the content it allows customers to host. Like many other internet anonymity services, Black Host accepts Bitcoin. While providing these services is legal, an analysis of Black Host’s transaction history reveals that a cryptocurrency address likely belonging to Lazarus Group or an associated actor sent Bitcoin to Black Host. Download the full Intel Brief to see the evidence for yourself, including addresses, transaction hashes, and a Chainalysis Reactor graph you can use to trace the flow of funds. Learn More...

Crypto Crime Intelligence Brief: The FutureNet Ponzi Scheme

At first glance, FutureNet appears no different from any other cryptocurrency-based Ponzi scheme. Victims pay into the scam based on promises of large returns, and are told they can make even more money by recruiting their friends as well. But upon further investigation, FutureNet appears to have its own infrastructure of purpose-built shell companies to facilitate cryptocurrency payments to and from victims. Download the full Intel Brief to see how blockchain analysis and evidence from open source intelligence lead us to this conclusion, and learn what it could mean for the wider cryptocurrency ecosystem. Learn More...

Crypto Crime Intelligence Brief: Farhad Exchange

With Iran’s Central Bank voicing its intention to pursue cryptocurrency projects aimed at getting around sanctions, many exchanges such as LocalBitcoins have stopped offering service to Iranian users to limit their exposure to possible sanction violations. But while Iran is cut off from many international exchanges, local exchanges continue to operate in the country, drawing scrutiny from U.S. and international regulators. For this reason, it’s crucial to understand how Iranian exchanges interact with the international cryptocurrency ecosystem, and especially their exposure to regulated exchanges. In this intelligence brief, we provide an overview of one of Iran’s more popular local exchanges: Farhad Exchange. Learn More...

Ransomware Attackers Aren't Sparing Anyone During Covid-19

Covid-19 has already had a major impact on cryptocurrency activity, both legal and illegal. Last week, we shared data and analysis on how the pandemic has affected scamming specifically, concluding that while it’s given some scammers new material for fooling victims, it’s caused significant decreases to cryptocurrency scam revenue overall. But while scams make up the majority of criminal activity in cryptocurrency, ransomware may be the biggest concern in this ongoing public health crisis. Learn More...

Covid-19 Has Wiped Out 33% of Cryptocurrency Scammers’ Revenue, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Media outlets and governments around the world have warned of scammers taking advantage of the Covid-19 crisis. It’s a worrisome prospect. With an ongoing public health emergency — not to mention the accompanying economic downturn — most of us would rather focus on staying safe than guarding against scams. The thought that some would seek to profit by taking advantage of the vulnerable at a time like this is also disconcerting. Learn More...

The Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report

Cryptocurrency is always changing, which means crypto crime is too. We’ve got the info you need to stay ahead of the curve. Our latest report has original research and case studies on the trends shaping law enforcement and compliance for cryptocurrency in 2020, including the evolution of darknet markets and what it means for law enforcement, the role OTC desks play in money laundering and how it affects exchanges, the cryptocurrency scams that netted criminals billion, and more! Learn More...

Events


Upcoming Events


Cryptocurrency Scammers Get Profiled

June 4, 12:00 PM CEST; 6:00 PM SGT

It is well documented that criminals are opportunistic. There is no better way to see this in practice than to observe how cryptocurrency scamming has evolved over time. In this session, we look at various types of scams and explain why certain scams are successful at certain times. We will cover scams ranging from phishing tactics exploiting coronavirus to investment scams promising enormous weekly returns. We will then show how blockchain analysis can be used to profile the criminals behind these scams and track those scammers down. Learn More...

Exploring Anonymity Services on the Blockchain and their Role in Criminal Activity

June 11, 12:00 PM CEST; 6:00 PM SGT

Anonymity services such as VPN providers, bulletproof domain hosting services, and anonymous email providers enable users to establish a web presence not directly connected to their real-world identities. Given their focus on privacy, it’s no surprise that many of these vendors accept cryptocurrency. While many anonymity services are law-abiding users simply focused on privacy, cybercriminals and even nation-state actors are using them to obfuscate their online activities. Learn More...

Anatomy of a Darknet Market Exit Scam

June 16, 12:00 PM CEST; 6:00 PM SGT

Administrators of the popular, drug-focused Apollon Market have been slowly but surely executing a large exit scam since July 2019, siphoning over $1 million worth of Bitcoin from Apollon vendors and customers to their own accounts at Binance. Exit scams are rampant in darknet markets, as vendors have no legal recourse and must accept the risk as a cost of doing business. But for law enforcement, exit scams represent an opportunity to track cryptocurrency earned from drug sales to new addresses at compliant services and identify the administrators behind darknet markets. In this webinar, we’ll share our investigation of the Apollon exit scam, including how the administrators circumvented Binance’s KYC protocols, where we’ve tracked the funds to today, and how this example can help law enforcement catch future exit scams early. Learn More...


Live On-Demand Webinars


Human Trafficking: Cryptocurrency as Part of the Solution

Human traffickers reap hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency annually from the exploitation of children. In this webinar, Chainalysis Senior Investigator Aron Akbiyikian and Economist Nina Heyden will cover how Bitcoin has been used to fund ads for adult service businesses and child sexual abuse material, along with special guests Zia Faruqui, Assistant United States Attorney, and Chris Janczewski and Tigran Gambaryan, Special Agents of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. Learn More...


Cryptocurrency and the Criminals Taking Advantage of Covid-19

In just three months, Covid-19 has changed everything from our daily routines to the world economy. In this two-part webinar, we’ll tell you what it all means for cryptocurrency. Any crisis will have bad actors looking to profit off of it. We’re already getting reports of cybercriminals using Covid-19 to scam the vulnerable, extort healthcare providers, and spread misinformation. Learn More...


North Korean-Linked Cryptocurrency Addresses and Sanctions: How Blockchain Analysis Can Help You Investigate and Stay Compliant

Earlier this month, the U.S. government took action against two Chinese nationals for their role in helping the North Korea-aligned Lazarus Group launder funds stolen in cryptocurrency exchange hacks. The DOJ listed 145 virtual currency accounts and addresses that were used to launder the funds, 20 of which were included in a sanction designation and any dealings with them carry civil and criminal penalties. Learn More...

Upcoming Events

July 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET

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