“Bitcoin Laundering” Study: Where Do Criminals Turn to Mask Illicit Cryptoassets?

A recent study (PDF) from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and blockchain analytics company Elliptic explored the “bitcoin laundering” ecosystem. In the study, Elliptic’s forensic analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain and other publicly available data were used to track the flows of illicit funds from 2013 to 2016.“This […]

Central banks Are The New Gold Bugs

Who are the biggest gold bugs in the world? No, it’s not Robert Kiyosaki, who thinks gold and Bitcoin will be the de facto currencies by the year 2040, nor is it John Paulson or other hedge funds. According to an HSBC, major sovereigns Turkey, Russia and Kazakhstan are the gold bugs du jour. hamiltonleen […]