Law Enforcement

NYPD
NYPD's Crypto Sleuthing Is Powered by Chainalysis, Documents Show
The largest police force in the U.S. has beefed up rules governing who can trace crypto transactions. It’s been using Chainalysis software since 2019.
NYPD

Stacks of coins
Law Enforcement Agencies Are Missing Forked Cryptos in Criminal Seizures: Research
Blockchain analytics company Coinfirm said authorities are "ignoring" criminals' stockpiles of cryptocurrencies that forked from bitcoin.
Stacks of coins

Brazil
US Seizes $24M in Crypto as Part of Brazilian Probe Into $200M Fraud Scheme
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday the seizure of $24 million in cryptocurrency after a request from Brazilian police.
Brazil

Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., headquarters (Orhan Cam/Shutterstock)
The DOJ Wants to Hire a Crypto Crime Attorney Adviser
The Department of Justice wants to hire an attorney adviser to specialize in cryptocurrency, dark web and hacking criminal cases.
Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., headquarters (Orhan Cam/Shutterstock)

Ukraine's SSU seized hardware from an allegedly illegal mining operation.
Ukraine Arrests Hacker Accused of Selling Personal Data, Crypto Wallet Info
Ukrainian police have arrested a hacker who allegedly sold 773 million email addresses, along with passwords, bank PIN codes and cryptocurrency wallets.
Ukraine's SSU seized hardware from an allegedly illegal mining operation.

U.S. officials allege "Michael R.M." allowed customers to purchase videos using bitcoin and ether. Individuals could upload "obscene" videos. (Credit: Shutterstock)
US Charges Dutch National With Running Crypto-Funded Child Porn Site
U.S. officials allege a Dutch national referred to as “Michael R.M.” made $1.6 million in bitcoin by operating a rape and child pornography website for the last eight years.
U.S. officials allege "Michael R.M." allowed customers to purchase videos using bitcoin and ether. Individuals could upload "obscene" videos. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Not much is known about the Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program. (Image via betto rodrigues / Shutterstock)
ICE's New Intel Program Used in Every Homeland Security Crypto Investigation
ICE’s recently revealed “Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program” is deployed in all crypto-facing Homeland Security investigations, says the agent whose unit built the tool.
Not much is known about the Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program. (Image via betto rodrigues / Shutterstock)

kraken, jessee
Law Enforcement Data Requests Rose by Almost 50 Percent in 2019, Says Kraken
The exchange's CEO said the cost of responding to law enforcement requests for user data was over $1 million.
kraken, jessee

Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith speaks at Consensus: Singapore 2018
Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released From Jail Pending Trial
A judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice has enough evidence to move a case against ethereum developer Virgil Griffith to trial.
Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith speaks at Consensus: Singapore 2018

Chainalysis
Blockchain Sleuthing Firm Chainalysis Slashes 20% of Workforce
Chainalysis laid off 39 employees Thursday citing the need for a "path to profitability."
Chainalysis