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CipherTrace Maltego Transform

CipherTrace Integration into Maltego Significantly Expands Bitcoin Forensics Capabilities Maltego is a popular security research and forensics tool produced by Paterva. Investigators use it as a powerful data mining tool because it allows them to create directed graphs that combine disparate digital forensics, perform a deeper analysis, and gain a more comprehensive perspective. Maltego focuses… Read more
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ALERT: Spike in bitcoin extortion

CIPHERTRACE GLOBAL ALERT: Spike in Extortion Scams Demanding Bitcoin Payment Global Alert, August 3, 2018: Online extortion attempts have increased dramatically through July 2018. One flavor, in particular, is not new; it is an adaptation of previous phishing attacks used to perpetrate online extortion. What’s new is the massive scale at which the criminals are…

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Crypto Matrix - AML - Q2 Report Summary

Q2 Crypto AML Report Summary

Recently released research by CipherTrace has been making the news partly because of some surprising stats. For instance, The Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report 2018 Q2 reveals that theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges skyrocketed in the first half of this year to three times the level seen for the whole of 2017. For all of 2018, these…

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Trump Task Force to Fight Crypto Fraud

New Presidential Task Force Aims to Fight Cryptocurrency Fraud With the lure of big returns attracting investors—and scammers—to cryptocurrencies, the White House has taken action to protect consumers. President Trump recently signed an executive order creating a new task force that will pay particular attention to financial crimes such as digital currency fraud, money laundering…

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SEC Crypto Czar and CipherTrace CEO at SINET

CipherTrace CEO Leads SINET Panel that Includes New SEC ‘Crypto Czar’ On June 7, 2018, at the SINET Innovation Summit in New York, CipherTrace CEO Dave Jevans sat down with crypto asset experts and thought leaders for a discussion of the current and future state of cryptocurrencies. Topics ranged from fostering virtual currencies as mainstream…

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Coinbase’s Response To New York AG’s Request

Coinbase’s Response To New York AG’s Request Reveals Shocking Cost of Compliance In April, New York Attorney General’s office announced that it’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex. Cryptocurrency exchanges have notoriously been subject to robberies, trading capacity problems, and other glitches. Then in February, some Coinbase users began to…

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Gold Coins - Japan - Bitcoin - Regulation Benefits

Japan Bitcoin Regulation Benefits

REINING IN THE WILD EAST Almost five years ago, an event in Japan rocked people’s trust in Bitcoin. Customers of Mt. Gox lost 650,000 bitcoins (worth about $437 million at the time, or $8.5 billion at today’s price), which ultimately shuttered the exchange. That now-infamous implosion was not an isolated incident. Japan has a long…

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Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Hacked by 15 Year Old Researcher

Ledger hardware wallets have been thoroughly compromised by a 15-year-old researcher, Rashid Saleem, using very small amounts of code. Rashid is the same researcher that exploited the Trezor wallet flaw in August 2017. He was able to install a backdoor on the Ledger Nano S that causes the device to generate pre-determined recovery passwords. An…

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First Presidential Cryptocurrency Order Blocks Venezuela’s Petro

Monday, March 19, 2018, President Trump issued the first presidential cryptocurrency order showing that this administration won’t allow cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions. According to Time magazine, Russia played a key role in helping Venezuela to launch the Petro coin and ICO to help the country avoid US economic sanctions. The Executive Order is in response to recent actions…

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