|Headquarters||London, U.K. with an office in New York|
|Key People||Dr. James Smith, CEO & co-founder; Dr. Tom Robinson, chief scientist & co-founder; Dr. Adam Joyce, chief architect & co-founder; Simone Maini, chief operating officer|
|Products||Money laundering prevention, blockchain analysis, and market analytics|
Elliptic's website says that the company was founded by individuals who believed that cryptocurrency would be an important part of the future of finance, but that its use for illicit criminal activity needed to be disrupted.
In 2013, Elliptic was founded by Dr. James Smith, Dr. Tom Robinson, and Dr. Adam Joyce. The company released its first cryptocurrency "intelligence tool" in 2015.
In June 2020, Elliptic announced that its analytics software added support for Zcash (ZEC) and Horizen (ZEN), both of which are privacy-focused cryptocurrencies. The update allowed Elliptic's software to monitor "unshielded" transactions made with both ZEC and ZEN, allowing them to meet anti-money laundering and other compliance standards. The announcement said that despite the move, Elliptic was not seeking to nullify the privacy-enhancement features of both coins, or any other similar features of other privacy coins, like Monero (XMR).
- Dr. James Smith - CEO & co-founder
- Dr. Tom Robinson - Chief Scientist & Co-Founder
- Dr. Adam Joyce - Chief Architect & Co-Founder
- Simone Maini - Chief Operating Officer
- What We Do. Elliptic.
- Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic finds over $400M worth of XRP tied to illegal activities. The Block.
- XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says. Coindesk.
- Coinbase Says It Never Shared ‘Personally Identifiable’ Customer Data. Coindesk.
- About. Elliptic.
- Elliptic adds support for privacy coins Zcash and Horizen to its blockchain monitoring platform. The Block.