3 Companies Developing State-of-the-Art Blockchain Analytics Tools

3 Companies Developing State-of-the-Art Blockchain Analytics Tools

A few months ago, new global regulations were recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to help prevent and deter terrorists and criminals from using cryptocurrencies. However, it will take some time before countries adopt these regulations and have proper prevention and compliance programs in place. In the meantime, numerous firms that specialize in blockchain analytics have created software with the focus of preventing, detecting and investigating cryptocurrencies used for terror financing, money laundering, fraud and compliance violations. Here are three firms who should be on your radar because of the fascinating and groundbreaking work they are doing in the world of blockchain analytics.

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Beyond Bitcoin: The Utility of Blockchain Technology

Beyond Bitcoin: The Utility of Blockchain Technology

One of the most exciting technological innovations to emerge from the development of cryptocurrencies is blockchain — or distributed ledger — technology. Blockchain is essentially a decentralized ledger or database maintained across a network of computers. Anyone with access to the network can view the database, which is updated across all connected devices, rather than being maintained at a central location.

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Cyberattacks and Cryptocurrency Predicted to be Among Largest Fraud Issues in 2018

Cyberattacks and Cryptocurrency Predicted to be Among Largest Fraud Issues in 2018

In today’s world, it’s not uncommon to see headlines about a new instance of fraud many times a week. Whether it’s a new phishing scam targeting seniors or the arrest of a low-level employee embezzling small amounts from a local government office, most fraud-related issues are interesting to the public regardless of their profession. Since anti-fraud professionals are on the front line of fraud prevention and investigation, it’s also predictable that family and friends may turn to you for clarification of these fraud-related stories.  

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Cryptocurrency in 2018: Cautiously Embracing the Future

Cryptocurrency in 2018: Cautiously Embracing the Future

2017 was a year of unprecedented progress for cryptocurrencies. From the Japanese government’s decision to recognize Bitcoin as legal tender to the overall cryptocurrency market cap exceeding $500 billion, it is a safe bet to argue that this revolutionary digital asset class is here to stay. With cryptocurrencies quickly becoming both a speculative investment and payment method, certain names in the space are gaining credibility.

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