elliptic

Elliptic founder and CTO James Smith (CoinDesk archives)
Blockchain Analytics Firm Elliptic Raises $60M to Fund R&D, Expansion
The fundraising highlights growing interest in the transaction-analysis industry as companies strive to comply with AML rules and track the proceeds from successful hacks.
Elliptic founder and CTO James Smith (CoinDesk archives)

hacker, dark web
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.
hacker, dark web

Laundering ransomware.
Anatomy of Ransomware Attack: Chat Support, a Discount and a Surcharge for Bitcoin
Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic tracks a small business being contacted by REvil ransomware attackers demanding $50,000 in crypto for a decryption tool.
Laundering ransomware.

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

Hamas
52 US Representatives Are Backing a Bill Targeting Hamas Financing
The Hamas International Financing Prevention Act would leverage sanctions against individuals and governments donating to Hamas, including donations made in bitcoin.
Hamas

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DarkSide Hackers' Bitcoin Stash Tracked
DarkSide hackers might have received 321.5 BTC for ransom since March, with 107 BTC still unaccounted for.
Detective board with evidence

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Elliptic Is Mapping Bitcoin Stolen From 2016 Bitfinex Hack
New research from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic asks whether zkSNACKs, the firm behind bitcoin privacy wallet Wasabi, is turning a blind eye to stolen coins.
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Revolut app
Revolut Taps Blockchain Tools From Crypto Compliance Firm Elliptic
The partnership means Revolut customers' crypto transactions will now be recorded on the blockchain.
Revolut app

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Russia's Darknet Criminals Have Novel Crypto Cash-Out System: 'Buried Treasure'
A darknet ad flagged by the crypto sleuths at Elliptic says vendors will bury vacuum-packed physical cash “5-20 cm under the ground.”
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hacker
Darknet’s JokerStash Retiring After Making Over $1B Through Illicit Transactions
Crypto sleuthing firm Elliptic says one of the world's most prolific cybercriminals is going out on its own terms.
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