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Elliptic Introduces Product to Track Crypto Flows Across all Blockchains in Single Screening
The blockchain analytics firm says the offering can help thwart exploits on cross-chain bridges.
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Nansen Acquires DeFi Portfolio Tracker Ape Board for More Than $10M
Nansen plans to combine its analytics with Ape Board's portfolio tracking to make the "definitive information super app of Web 3."
Nansen has acquired DeFi portfolio tracker Ape Board (Shutterstock)

Danny Penagos (left), José Manuel Osorio Mendoza and Kelvin Jonathan Diaz (Courtesy Danny Penagos)
They Were Jailed for Hacking an Exchange. Blockchain Data Cleared Them
How blockchain forensics helped two suspects in a cyber crime prove their innocence
Danny Penagos (left), José Manuel Osorio Mendoza and Kelvin Jonathan Diaz (Courtesy Danny Penagos)

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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 sanctions.
Truckers in central Alberta on their way to the Legislature Building in Edmonton (Naomi Mckinney/Unsplash)

(Melody Wang for CoinDesk)
Mastercard’s CipherTrace Used ‘Honeypots’ to Gather Crypto Wallet Intel
In cybersecurity the term “honeypot” refers to a trap for hackers. But what does it mean in the context of on-chain analytics? This story is part of CoinDesk’s Privacy Week series.
(Melody Wang for CoinDesk)

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Alleged Dark Web Blockchain Analytics Tool Antinalysis Suspended
Antinalysis helps cybercriminals avoid running the risk of being identified they attempt to cash out their illicit proceeds, according to a blockchain analytics firm.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On Voting Rights
Republican Senator Highlights Bitcoin's Battle in Shedding Criminal Baggage
Sen. Chuck Grassley is using "deeply flawed" estimates of illicit bitcoin activity to call for closer scrutiny of the industry, according to multiple crypto intelligence firms.
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing On Voting Rights

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Blocknative Raises $12M to Follow Crypto Transactions ‘In-Flight’
The startup has its eyes on the mempool.
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A16z Leads $12M Investment in DeFi-Native Crypto Tracing Firm Nansen
“We’re not basing our company on some KYC’d version of DeFi coming out in the future,” said Nansen CEO Alex Svanevik.
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