Dark web blockchain analysis tool suspended after flurry of media coverage

Antinalysis, a service designed to help dark web users identify compromised bitcoin addresses, has been suspended after drawing scrutiny from state agencies.

The tool has drawn a flurry of media interest over the past few days after blockchain analysis firm Elliptic highlighted its existence in a blog post on August 13. This morning, Elliptic’s co-founder Tom Robinson tweeted screenshots showing that the site has been suspended. 

“So after the large amount of media exposure, I’m sad to say, Antinalysis has attracted [the] attention of state agencies,” wrote the tool’s creator on a dark web forum.


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