New Beneficial Ownership Database: Implications for Privacy and Law Enforcement

The U.S. Treasury Department is set to launch a comprehensive database of corporate ownership information, but its access rules are raising concerns about privacy and potential misuse by law enforcement. The initiative, driven by the Corporate Transparency Act, aims to curb money laundering and the use of anonymous shell companies for illegal activities. However, there […]

The Dark Side of NFTs: Understanding How They’re Used for Money Laundering

Introduction Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making headlines as digital art and collectibles continue to gain popularity. However, alongside their legitimate uses, NFTs have also attracted the attention of criminals seeking new methods for money laundering. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of how NFTs are being exploited for money laundering and […]

The Forensic Investigation of NFTs in Money Laundering: A Law Enforcement Perspective

Introduction As the popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) continues to grow, so too does their potential for being exploited in money laundering schemes. Consequently, law enforcement agencies are working on developing methods to forensically investigate NFTs involved in illicit activities. In this section of the blog post, we will explore some of the techniques and […]

In-Depth Look at Chainalysis, Elliptic, and CipherTrace: Forensic Science in Blockchain Analysis

Introduction The rapid growth of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has made it increasingly important for law enforcement and financial institutions to understand and monitor blockchain transactions. Chainalysis, Elliptic, and CipherTrace are three leading companies in the field of blockchain forensics, providing tools and services that enable the analysis of cryptocurrency transactions for potential illegal activities. […]

Juice Jacking: Understanding the Risks, Forensic Science, and How Unwitting Victims Can Face Investigations

Introduction In today’s technology-driven world, we often rely on public charging stations to keep our devices powered up when on-the-go. However, these convenient charging spots can sometimes become a hotbed for cybercriminal activity, leading to a phenomenon known as “juice jacking.” This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive and technical understanding of juice jacking, […]