Chainalysis and Integra Win $1.25 Million IRS Contract to Break Monero

Chainalysis and Integra Win $1.25 Million IRS Contract to Break MoneroCrypto intelligence firm Chainalysis and data forensics company Integra Fec have won a combined $1.25 million contract to provide tools that break the privacy-focused coin, monero, for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Floated early September, the one-year contract specifically covers transactions involving monero (XMR) and second-layer payment solutions such as bitcoin’s lightning network (LN) […]

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Analyst: 1,500 Bitcoins Lost Every Day, Less Than 14 Million Coins Will Ever Circulate

Analyst: 1,500 Bitcoins Lost Every Day, Less Than 14 Million Coins Will Ever CirculateA cryptocurrency analyst, Timothy Peterson claims that 1,500 bitcoins are lost each day meaning only 14 million BTC will ever circulate. The figure is at odds with the estimate of many organizations including Markets.bitcoin.com which place the figure at 18.5 million coins. Still, Peterson, who is the CAIA Manager at Cane Island Alternative Advisors, argues […]

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East Asia Dominates World’s Onchain Crypto Activity, Europe and North America Trail Behind

East Asia Dominates World's Onchain Crypto Activity, Europe and North America Trail BehindCrypto activity continues to flourish worldwide, according to a new cryptocurrency adoption index published by the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. The researchers compile onchain digital currency retail value transferred, onchain crypto deposits, peer-to-peer exchange volume, and other types of methodology. Chainalysis recently published a new report called the “2020 Geography of Crypto,” a study that […]

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Fiat Devaluation Drives Retail Bitcoin Transfers in Africa 56% in a Year: Report

Fiat Devaluation Drives Retail Bitcoin Transfers in Africa 56% to $316 Million in a Year: ReportMonthly cryptocurrency transfers to and from Africa under $10,000 soared more than 56% from a year ago to reach $316 million in June, according to new research by U.S. crypto analytics firm Chainalysis. Altogether, $8 billion worth of crypto was received into the continent and $8.1 billion sent onchain in the last year. The total […]

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$16B Worth of Dollar-Pegged Cryptos: Stablecoins Add $100M a Day Since Mid-July

$16B Worth of Dollar-Pegged Cryptos: Stablecoins Add $100M a Day Since Mid-JulyStablecoins have been gathering a lot of steam and settling massive value in recent months. Moreover, on Thursday, Coin Metrics’ executive Nic Carter mentioned on Twitter that “stablecoins have been adding $100 [million per day] since mid-July. While a number of dollar-pegged stablecoins have seen demand, the longstanding tether is still capturing most of the […]

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Blockchain Analytics Show Altcoins 2x More Prominent in East Asia Compared to North America

Blockchain Analytics Show Altcoins 2x More Prominent in East Asia Compared to North AmericaOn August 6, the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a report that analyzes cryptocurrency trends across various regions worldwide. According to the statistics, North America purchases and holds more bitcoin than any other region. Bitcoin also accounts for the largest share of U.S. crypto asset activity with 72% of all the transaction volume. The blockchain […]

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How Billion-Dollar Crypto Scams Lure Victims

How Billion-Dollar Crypto Scams Lure VictimsIn the past week, reports emerged that some key members of the Onecoin scam were found dead in Mexico. According to reports, the two Oscar Brito Ibarra and Ignacio Ibarra may have been kidnapped and murdered but the motives behind their murder is unclear. Onecoin is one of the biggest cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes that creamed […]

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