Actually, it is an open secret that the market for crypto-currencies are an interesting sector for illegal activities. A new study, however, confirms exactly this. Because: Over one billion dollars since the beginning of the year was taken illegally.
Illegal transactions with digital currencies remain in demand
, Etherum, , or other foreign exchange: Many Altcoins are “desires”, when it comes to the popularity of Criminal. According to a new study States that digital currencies, in the order of magnitude of about 1.0 billion US-Dollar are affected in 2018 of criminal activity. Compared with the data from the year 2017, this represents an increase of almost 250 percent. This data has given the company cipher trace to the middle of the week.
Not groove Bitcoin and other popular currencies are used
Exciting is this realization, because not only the leading foreign currencies, such as Bitcoin,, or are affected by the activities. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 digital currencies, which are more or less affected when cyber criminals become active exist after all. The service provider Coincheck from Japan has announced the new information to their own trading platform and allhemein. There were stolen at the beginning of the year units of the currency of NEM in the amount of the equivalent of almost 467 million euros. According to the cipher-trace, there were in 2018, but also a number of thefts in the framework of 20 to 60 million Euro.
Accurate data due to fluctuating exchange rates. In addition, crypto-currencies are in demand, increasingly for the purpose of money laundering. The provider estimated the amount in the range of unlawfully moving the currencies, a good 2.5 bn euros since the year 2009.