|Headquarters||New York, New York|
|Key People||Cofounders Michael Gronager, CEO; Jonathan Levin, COO; and Jan Moller, CTO|
|Products||Anti-money laundering software for Bitcoin businesses.|
An early customer of Chainalysis, Kraken, the major U.S.-based cryptocurrency trading platform, contracted with Chainalysis to aid in its efforts to find the bitcoin lost in the Mt. Gox hack in 2014.
In 2016, Chainalysis CEO Michael Gronager told ComputerWeekly.com, "Bitcoin transactions used to be anonymous, but our software is capable of linking the source and recipient, so, in effect, bitcoin has become less anonymous than cash." Chainalysis was working with various law enforcement organizations at the time in pursuit of the cyber extortion gang known as "DD4BC," which is meant to stand for "distributed denial of service for bitcoin."
The venture funding arm of Japan's largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, announced in April 2019 that it had invested $6 million in Chainanalysis Series B funding round, bringing the round's total to $36 million. With earlier funding rounds, Chainalysis has attracted $53 million in outside investment.
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- Expect ransomware arrests soon, says bitcoin tracking firm Chainalysis. ComputerWeekly.com.
- Japan’s Biggest Bank Invests in Crypto Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis. CoinDesk.
- Chainalyis. Crunchbase.
- Just 376 People Found to Own a Third of All Ether Cryptocurrency. Bloomberg.