The Crypto Launderers: Crime & Cryptocurrencies From The Dark Web To Defi And Beyond
Re-discover the crypto underground
In The Crypto Launderers: Crime and Cryptocurrencies from the Dark Web to DeFi and Beyond, renowned anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing expert David Carlisle delivers a fascinating breakdown of the impact of crime on the world of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Tracking the history and evolution of crypto crime from the rise of the Dark Web to the present day, Carlisle recounts how an increasingly complex money laundering ecosystem has taken root in the crypto space. He describes in vivid detail how North Korean cyber thieves, Russian hackers, narcotics traffickers, and other illicit actors have moved billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrencies through the blockchain, exploiting new technological innovations to profit from their crimes.
In response, regulators, private industry, and law enforcement have begun fighting back against bad actors abusing cryptocurrencies – scoring critical victories along the way, but also igniting important and sometimes fierce debates about the future of innovation, finance, and the law. The author explains:
- A wide variety of technologies exploited by criminals, including mixers, privacy coins, Bitcoin ATMs, decentralized finance applications, and NFTs
- The rise of ransomware and the industrialization of the cybercriminal ecosystem
- How the transparency of the blockchain leaves criminals vulnerable to detection, while fueling controversial debates about financial privacy
- Emerging innovations, such as the rise of the metaverse, that could shape the future of crypto crime
An engrossing and comprehensive analysis of the intersection of crime, technology, and finance, The Crypto Launderers will prove impossible to put down for readers with an interest in law, finance, tech, and the blockchain – as well as for anyone with even a passing interest in cryptocurrencies.
About the Author
DAVID CARLISLE is the Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Elliptic, a blockchain analytics company. His commentary on cryptocurrencies, crime, and public policy has appeared in The Economist, the FT, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and other major media outlets. He previously worked for the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
- Dimensions : 6.2 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
No. of Pages, 288