Bitcoin transactions are easy to trace, except when the sender uses a mixer to muddle the link between their crypto address and real-life identity.
Multi-blockchain explorer Blockchair has added a privacy score for each Bitcoin transaction with the goal of educating users on how to not reveal themselves.3630
Exchange says it launched an investigation into a withdrawal after a Wasabi wallet user aroused suspicion by using a mixing tool.11678
Co-founder and CEO of major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Brian Armstrong attracted criticism after praising private crypto transactions.9072
Blockchain analysis has been used by a UC Berkeley PhD candidate to identify sex trafficking rings, through the linking of Bitcoin payments made for online adult advertisements.67667
The IRS is actively seeking out tax evaders using Bitcoin, employing tools like Chainalysis to unmask them.85204
Privacy-centered digital currency Darkcoin (DRK) is now a fully open-source cryptocurrency as it unveils its source code and moves out of the beta stages of development.699