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Chainalysis: 1 million BTC belongs to thieves, fraudsters and drug dealers

According to information Chainalysis, more than a million BTC are owned by the criminals, of whom half a million are stored on darknet sites.

Illicit markets now hold BTC 585000, scammers keep 99000 BTC. Even 205000 were stolen from lawful owners and are now in the hands of criminals, another 3000 were obtained in the course of other illegal activities. According to Chainalysis, about 0.32% of all bitcoins in circulation was used for illegal purposes.

Regardless of origin, the main destination for these are usually bitcoin exchanges and bitcoin-mixers.

Chainalysis: 1 million BTC belongs to thieves, fraudsters and drug dealers

About 300,000 BTC keep cheaters and thieves. For the last several exchanges have begun to KYC/AML procedures. Thanks to these security measures, criminals are getting harder to launder money obtained illegally.

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