Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are processing billions of dollars per year of criminal transactions. Despite the many legitmate uses for virtual currencies, criminals are increasingly capitalizing on the decentralization and anonymity afforded by exchanges that leverage blockchain platforms.
Anonymity, coupled with the ability to transfer funds rapidly and irreversibly, drives financially motivated criminal activity including money laundering, terrorist financing, ransomware, extortion, human and drug trafficking, illicit websites and dark marketplaces. CipherTrace provides the solution to help agents and analysts recognize, investigate, analyze, de-anonymize, and trace criminal activity using virtual currencies on the Internet.
CipherTrace provides Bitcoin and blockchain analysis, security, forensics and investigation tools for law enforcement, intelligence collection and analysis, and financial services to investigate addresses, transactions and currency flows. These capabilities enable law enforcement agents and intelligence analysts to get their jobs done faster and more accurately.
Evidence & Investigations
CipherTrace works with law enforcement and the U. S. Intelligence Community to provide
evidence, actionable leads, and expert witness services in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency investigations. CipherTrace’s solution can be leveraged during counterintelligence investigations to track the clandestine movement of money by hostile foreign intelligence services.
Research & Development
CipherTrace provides research and development services for the U.S. and foreign governments, law enforcement, and the financial services industry. CipherTrace works side by side with some of the world’s leading laboratories to co-develop machine learning, blockchain security
technologies, and related capabilities.
CipherTrace automatically searches through thousands of ransomware payoffs to determine where money is flowing and map common addresses, wallets, and exchanges. The view presented below depicts 88 victim payoffs. CipherTrace visualizes the illicit funds’ path as they flow through several addresses and, ultimately, into an exchange for cashout by criminals.
Nature of anonymized transactions and growth in virtual currencies has motivated illicit criminal activity through virtual exchanges, such as:
The CipherTrace Solution