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The 2021 Crypto Crime Report

By: Chainalysis

Published: 2021 Feb

Overview: Cryptocurrency is an exciting industry because it’s always evolving. In 2020, we’ve seen DeFi take off, institutional dollars flow in thanks in part to tailor-made platforms like , and exchanges like Kraken become following new regulatory guidance from the U.S. government. Perhaps most exciting is that all of this happened in the face of a global pandemic — a true test of cryptocurrency’s value as a safe haven asset — during which Bitcoin’s price surged. However, just as the cryptocurrency industry is always evolving, so too are the bad actors who commit cryptocurrency-related crime. Below, we offer our predictions for how crypto crime will change in 2021.

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