Tag: Bitfury Group

Bitfury Group Invests in “Crowdsurance” Platform REGA

While most people know BitFury as a company involved in mining Bitcoin, it is also an active investor in blockchain technology. The company recently made a key investment in REGA, a firm specializing in insurance products on the blockchain. It’s a rather surprising turn of events, even though BitFury sees merit in the “crowdsurance” business model. Bringing Insurance Products to the Blockchain It is always interesting to see how different projects apply blockchain technology. While …
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BitFury Group Officially Unveils Crystal, a Blockchain Analysis Tool

Most cryptocurrency users know that BitFury is working on a blockchain analysis tool. Until now, we never heard much about this project, other than how it helped identify a few hundred Bitcoin users with relative ease. In a recent blog post, the company explained that its new service will be known as Crystal. It is a blockchain investigative tool for law enforcement and financial institutions alike. Tools like these will only …
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BitFury Group De-Anonymizes Over 15% of the Bitcoin Network With New Blockchain Analysis Tool

The ability to analyze and link Bitcoin transactions is something many governments and regulators hope to do more of moving forward. A lot of officials still think Bitcoin is anonymous, even though that is far from the case. BitFury Group recently demonstrated their latest analysis tool by de-anonymizing several million Bitcoin transactions. It’s an interesting turn of events, even though Bitcoin was never designed to be used in an anonymous capacity whatsoever. Another Notch in …
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Bitfury Group Unveils Technique to Analyze Bitcoin Transactions

Bitcoin transaction analysis has become an interesting topic of debate over the past few months. Although most governments claim Bitcoin to be anonymous, most people know that is anything but the case. Bitcoin lacks privacy, anonymity, and fungibility. BitFury Group has come up with a new way to analyze related Bitcoin addresses. Whether or not it will bring criminal activity to an end remains to be seen. Tracking Down Criminals Using …
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