Cryptocurrency Adoption: Recent Examples and a Common Thread

There’s a common thread running through recent examples of cryptocurrency adoption: The growing awareness that every participant in the marketplace needs to know what’s going on behind the cryptocurrency transactions involved. That’s a very healthy trend. Because while it’s exciting to see the rapidly growing adoption of cryptocurrencies across so many markets, cryptocurrencies will only […]

Envion Blog Post

In the last couple weeks, we have been contacted by a number of Envion AG shareholders with requests for additional information. As stated in our press release dated May 23, 2018, Blockchain Intelligence Group was contracted by Envion AG to conduct a forensic cryptocurrency investigation. This is the full extent of our relationship with Envion. […]

BBC report “Criminals hide ‘billions’ in crypto-cash – Europol”

Check out BBC Panorama’s “Who Wants to be a Bitcoin Millionnaire?”, a documentary which examines the use of cryptocurrencies, mainly bitcoin, for money laundering purposes. Europol stated to Panorama that £4bn’s worth of cryptocurrency has been laundered through Europe. Money laundering is one of several techniques that criminals use to obfuscate the movement of their […]

More about Blockchain Intelligence Group’s new forensics hire

Here is a report from, on December 16, about Robert Whitaker’s recent appointment at the Blockchain Intelligence Group. Key hire for Blockchain Crime Unit

More about the appointment of Robert Whitaker

The National Post has reported Blockchain Intelligence Group’s appointment of Robert Whitaker as its new director of forensics and investigations. You can view the Post’s report here.


  What is bitcoin? Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: transaction management and money issuance are carried out collectively by the network (Bitcoin wiki). The Bitcoin network holds a record of all transactions as a […]

Blockchain Intelligence Group discusses what was SegWit2X

  On Wednesday November 8, Mike Belshe, CEO of the software wallet BitGo announced that SegWit2X was being suspended due to “…(in)sufficient consensus for a block size increase”. For many in the Bitcoin community, this stalling of the SegWit2X hard fork was inevitable, for some it was a relief, for others, it was a chance […]

Bitcoin: The Great Scaling Debate

In October 2017, I gave this presentation to the UBC Bitcoin Club, BITCOIN_ THE GREAT SCALING DEBATE, about Bitcoin’s most critical development issue: the question of how to scale up the Bitcoin network without undermining its integrity. I outlined the following points: the Bitcoin network’s current state, the need for the network to scale, the […]

Blockchain Intelligence Group talks about Bitcoin Gold

Image: Dreamstime   On October 23, after block 491406 was mined, the new Bitcoin Gold fork emerged in the Bitcoin network. Bitcoin Gold proclaims the following four principles: Decentralization – by adopting Equihash as its proof-of-work algorithm, it will enable home users to find blocks on the Bitcoin Gold network and thus decentralize the mining […]

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation to Succeed

Researchers from Canada’s central bank argue that private digital currencies like bitcoin won’t succeed in the long-term without some kind of government involvement. A paper published this week by researchers at the Bank of Canada examines the viability of digital currency… Continue