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Illustration of Crypto Regulation Around the World from TRM Labs' Global Crypto Policy Review & Outlook 2023/24. Courtesy: TRM Labs (16:9)
Report Finds Less Illicit Crypto Activity in Nations With Full Licensing Regimes in 2023: TRM Labs
TRM Labs' analysis was published in a report Monday that reviewed 2023 global crypto policy in 21 jurisdictions which represent 70% of global crypto exposure.
Illustration of Crypto Regulation Around the World from TRM Labs' Global Crypto Policy Review & Outlook 2023/24. Courtesy: TRM Labs (16:9)

Tor Ekeland, interviewed by The Daily Dot radio's Nicole Powers in 2014.  (Modified by CoinDesk)
Chainalysis Testimony Raises the Question: Do We Know How Well Any Such Software Works?
Chainalysis' head of investigations doesn't seem to have a great understanding of the accuracy of her company's flagship software. She’s not alone.
Tor Ekeland, interviewed by The Daily Dot radio's Nicole Powers in 2014.  (Modified by CoinDesk)

Blockchain gaming is on the rise, according to DappRadar. (Fredrick Tendong/Unsplash)
Gaming Claimed Record 60% of Blockchain Activity in July: DappRadar
DappRadar's latest monthly report looked at blockchain gaming and NFT marketplace trends.
Blockchain gaming is on the rise, according to DappRadar. (Fredrick Tendong/Unsplash)

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The Decentralized Mystique
New academic research on Bitcoin’s early years undermines its foundational myths of privacy through pseudonymity and decentralization, Jaron Lanier and Glen Weyl write.
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Chainalysis Reveals ‘Storyline’ Product to Follow the Money in Crypto Crime
“You have an entire investigation that tells the entire story of what happened,” Chief Scientist Jacob Illum said.
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The Ryuk ransomware gang may have been named after this Japanese manga character. (Photo: Andrew Evans, modified by CoinDesk)
Ransomware Gang Extorted 725 BTC in One Attack, On-Chain Sleuths Find
The infamous Conti ring’s internal messages, leaked in February, served as a jumping-off point for a new transaction analysis by Crystal Blockchain.
The Ryuk ransomware gang may have been named after this Japanese manga character. (Photo: Andrew Evans, modified by CoinDesk)

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Chainalysis Raises $170M at $8.6B Valuation
The crypto sleuthing firm says its tools monitor $1 trillion worth of transactions every month.
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Tracking Luna Foundation Guard’s Bitcoin Purchases
Thanks to the transparency of Bitcoin, we can watch along as LFG moves UST towards a bitcoin-backed existence.
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'Frozen' Bitcoin Tied to Canadian Protests Lands at Coinbase, Crypto.Com
The situation shows the limitations of a government’s ability to thwart transactions on decentralized systems – but also the limitations of those systems to circumvent such sa...
Truckers in central Alberta on their way to the Legislature Building in Edmonton (Naomi Mckinney/Unsplash)