Europe’s Largest Crypto Market Counts Over $1Trillion in Transactions

According to recent reports, Europe has become the world's largest crypto market for DeFi adoption driving investments. European countries received over $1T worth of cryptocurrency over the last year. This figure represents about 25% of global cryptocurrency activity. Chainalysis released this report on Tuesday, as UK and Germany termed as the countries leading the adoption. According to the report, the CNWE region accounts for almost 30% of the global crypto movement between July 2020 and June 2021. The region saw a significant uptrend in…

Crypto Darknet Market Revenue Hit $1.7 Billion in 2020

Cryptocurrencies have always been known for their infamous use among darknet market platforms. According to a report from Chainalysis, Crypto darknet revenue hit a new record of $1.7 billion in 2020.  Eastern Europe Dominates Darknet Crypto Transactions This new record comes as individual purchases from darknet markets reduced from 2019 to 2020. This could be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic that led to a global shutdown of movements in the early parts of 2020. The $1.7 billion revenue generated in…

Cryptocurrency-related crimes reduced in 2020, says report

A new report from Chainalysis has indicated that the share of crypto transactions linked to criminal activities fell in 2020. According to the report, the percentage reduced from 2.1 recorded in 2019 to only 0.34. However, ransomware attacks have tripled in volumes when compared to what was recorded in 2019. A major drop in cryptocurrency criminal activities So often, regulators and mainstream media point out that criminals use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Although the argument has been proven false in recent…

Crypto Anti-terrorism Bill Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) has enacted a new law to create an agency to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in terrorism. The bill, H.R. 296, is co-sponsored by Representatives Warren Davidson (R-OH), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Byron Donalds (R-FL), and Darren Soto (D-FL) and was introduced into jurisdictions following the establishment of the working group. The bill also seeks to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to digital currency earthquakes. It will establish Fintech's leadership in innovation and financial…

Cryptocurrency Scammer’s Revenues Declined By 30 Percent in March

Scammers have been trying to leverage the fears over the current pandemic to dupe people. They are trying to lure people to download malicious applications, donate to fake charities, or purport to sell coronavirus fears. However, the pandemic seems to have led to a steep fall in the revenues of cryptocurrency scammers. On April 10, Chainalysis released data showing that the average value of transactions received by the wallets of known scams reduced by 30 percent last month. Besides, the…

The Risk of a Post-Halving Price Dumping Limited By the Coronavirus Pandemic

A cryptocurrency market crashed has ensured thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. However, crypto experts believe the crash has reduced the risk of a halving price dump and has possibly started a Bitcoin bull run. Chainalysis played host to several industry experts for an online panel discussion a few hours ago. The discussion was concerning the coronavirus effect on Bitcoin and its roadmap. Chris Bendikson of CoinShares sees last month's crash as helpful to miners. It gave them early preparation for…

Bithumb and Chainalysis Join Following New South Korea Crypto Regulations

Chainalysis, the blockchain analytic company, announced the successful deployment of its investigations solution, Chainalysis Reactor, with Bithumb Exchange.  The announcement follows the South Korean National Assembly’s vote last week in favor of amending the Special Financial Transactions Information Act. The Chainalysis Reactor is an investigation software linking crypto transactions to real-world entities. The feature allows crypto businesses and law enforcement agencies to tackle criminal activities, including fraud and money laundering on the blockchain. In this case, Bithumb will use Chainalysis…