As the number of crypto-related businesses individuals using crypto multiply, how should a financial institution respond? Confronting financial crime in cryptocurrencies is now an essential part of securing the financial system from criminals. That’s why ACFCS is providing you the free resources below and launching its first workshop focused solely on understanding and addressing financial crime threats in cryptocurrencies.

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2021 Crypto Crime Report

2020 was a year of radical change. Luckily, our 2021 Crypto Crime Report has everything you need to understand the latest trends. Inside, you’ll find original research and case studies on how cybercriminals are using cryptocurrency today.

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2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report

As cryptocurrency continues to gain popularity, everyone from banks to institutional investors to everyday consumers are taking notice and incorporating digital assets into their financial strategy. But patterns of cryptocurrency usage vary widely around the world. In this report, we use blockchain analysis to quantify those differences and bolster our findings with insights from industry experts around the world.

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Product Overview – Reactor for Fls Nov2020

As the use of cryptocurrency continues to grow, financial institutions are frequently encountering it in their everyday operations. When fraudulent funds are exchanged for cryptocurrency, financial crime investigators need to trace and monitor their movement. Unlike with traditional fiat,
cryptocurrency transactions leave a tamper-proof digital trail that is publicly shared, and with the proper tools, it is easier and quicker to trace the flow of funds.

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Chainalysis Insights Blog

Data-driven content on cryptocurrency markets, regulation, and developments. 

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Market Intel

Get exclusive Market Intel, including: BTC inflows to exchanges, change in BTC held on exchanges, BTC trade intensity, Destination of mining pool BTC, Known illicit BTC funds held, and more.

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Case Study – Chainalysis Role in FinCrime Investigations – Nov2020

In this case study, we illustrate how Chainalysis Reactor and Chainalysis KYT play a fundamental role in banks’ ability to trace and recover stolen funds when a client’s account is compromised. 

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Podcasts

Crypto Crime: A Look at What Happened in 2020

n this episode of the Financial CrimeCast, ACFCS sits down with Chainalysis Head of Research Kim Grauer to detail the recently published 2021 Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report. 

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Privacy Wallets and Crypto Crime – A Top Trend in Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies

In this episode of the CrimeCast, Elliptic’s Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs David Carlisle takes a deep dive into the topic, giving insights on how and why privacy wallets are used for illicit transactions.

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Inside the Lazarus Group – North Korea’s Crypto Crime and Risks to the Financial Sector

We take an in-depth look at how Lazarus launders stolen money, and how investigators, exchanges, and financial institutions can leverage blockchain forensic tools like those provided by Chainalysis to fight back.

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Crypto and the Legacy Financial Sector – One World or Worlds Apart?

What’s the current regulatory framework for crypto? Is there such a thing as “good crypto” and “bad crypto?” What is a bank’s risk exposure to crypto? Two crypto experts and enthusiasts delve into these questions and much more

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Webinars

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Travel Rule Enforcement is Imminent: What Every Crypto Business Needs to Comply

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Cryptoassets: Top 5 Emerging Trends in Financial Crime in Cryptos

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Case Studies: How Cryptocurrency Intelligence Tipped the Scales in 2020 Sanctions Evasion

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Cryptocurrencies, Meet Banking – What Banks and Crypto Asset Providers Need to Know in the Wake of the OCC’s Crypto Custody Letter

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The Chainalysis Geographic Report: Exploring Cryptocurrency Usage Around the Globe

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What Your Bank Wanted to Know About Crypto Compliance… But Was Afraid to Ask

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COVID-19: A Perfect Storm for Crypto Scams?

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Crypto compliance – AML is just the beginning, from countering hackers to elder fraudsters and more

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Event Sessions

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Crypto Crime: What Happened in 2020 and What to Expect in 2021

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Live Q&A – Ask Us (Almost) Anything about Crypto Compliance

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Compliance

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Digital Assets, Cryptocrime and Compliance – Trends and Case Studies

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Cryptocurrency Fundamentals and Investigative Techniques

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North Korean Cybercrime, Crypto-Hacking and Money Laundering – Law Enforcement Insights and Case Studies

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Crypto and Coffee – Dialogue Session

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East Coast Crypto Compliance Symposium 2020 – Slides and Resources

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ACFCS Articles

Fraud Resources

These sites and resources can get you up to speed on how to address the challenges related to fraud and financial institutions and provides practical tools for investigating internal fraud, breaches in cyber-security and more.

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Special ATII Report: Crypto transactions and human trafficking – A non-traditional investigation perspective for traditional financial institutions

How to contextualize cryptocurrency transactions in a traditional depository account to assist with the proper identification of suspicious activity as it relates to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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