Dublin-based blockchain analytics firm Elliptic is providing risk assessments to users of digital currencies. The company’s team of human researchers is using a proprietary dataset with over a decade’s worth of information to conduct these assessments. The assessments cover transactions, wallets and exchanges, and are aimed at helping users make informed decisions about their investments.
Elliptic’s CEO, James Smith, said that the company’s goal is to provide transparency and trust to the cryptocurrency industry. He added that the company’s risk assessments are designed to help users navigate the risks associated with digital currencies, which are often misunderstood and can be used for illicit activities.
The company’s proprietary dataset is derived from a variety of sources, including public blockchain data, dark web data, and information from law enforcement agencies. Elliptic’s researchers analyze this data to identify patterns and trends that can be used to assess the risk of a particular transaction, wallet or exchange.
Elliptic’s risk assessments are used by a variety of clients, including financial institutions, law enforcement agencies and cryptocurrency exchanges. The company has also partnered with blockchain security firm Chainalysis to provide enhanced risk assessments to clients.
The partnership with Chainalysis will enable Elliptic to offer a more comprehensive risk assessment service to its clients. Chainalysis is a leading provider of blockchain analytics and has developed a reputation for its expertise in tracing cryptocurrency transactions.
Elliptic’s risk assessment service is part of a growing trend in the cryptocurrency industry, as investors and regulators seek to better understand the risks associated with digital currencies. The industry has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, with concerns about money laundering, fraud and other illegal activities.
Regulators in many countries are now taking steps to increase oversight of the cryptocurrency industry. In the United States, for example, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued guidelines for virtual currency businesses, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against companies that have violated securities laws.
Despite these challenges, the cryptocurrency industry continues to grow and evolve. Many experts believe that digital currencies have the potential to revolutionize the financial industry, offering faster, cheaper and more secure transactions than traditional payment methods.
As the industry matures, companies like Elliptic are likely to play an increasingly important role in helping investors, regulators and other stakeholders navigate the risks and opportunities associated with digital currencies. With its focus on transparency and trust, Elliptic is well positioned to be a leader in this emerging field.