Unmasking those who stand in the shadows: Deanonymizing blockchains with Arkham Intelligence

Benjamin Dean

May 20, 2024

Benjamin is a Director in the Digital Assets team for WisdomTree. He focuses on overall digital asset strategy, research and external relations. Prior to joining the company Ben was Cyber Catastrophe Lead at Hiscox Insurance Group. His prior work experience covered the opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies for organisations including the OECD and the European Parliament. 
 Ben was a Fellow for Cybersecurity and received a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also graduated with honours from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences.

In the latest episode of Crypto Clarified, Benjamin Dean is joined by Miguel Morel, the Founder and CEO of Arkham Intelligence. Together, they explore the intricate balance between pseudonymity and transparency in the blockchain world, offering a detailed understanding of how Arkham Intelligence bridges this gap to provide valuable insights to its users.

About Miguel Morel

Miguel Morel is a trailblazer in the blockchain analytics space. With a robust background in both technology and finance, he founded Arkham Intelligence to address the critical need for transparency in the cryptocurrency industry. Morel’s academic journey saw him excel in computer science, which he complemented with a deep dive into financial systems, blending these fields to create innovative solutions in blockchain analytics. Prior to Arkham, Morel worked in various capacities that honed his expertise in cryptographic tech and data analysis, providing a foundation for him to become a leading voice in digital asset analytics.

Insights from the Episode

This episode of Crypto Clarified takes a comprehensive look at several pivotal aspects of blockchain transparency. Miguel Morel explains how Arkham Intelligence employs advanced analytics to demystify blockchain transactions, shedding light on the otherwise opaque pseudonymous nature of these digital public ledger records. The discussion touches on the importance of making blockchain data accessible and understandable, enabling users to make informed decisions based on concrete information.

Morel elaborates on the technology behind Arkham Intelligence, highlighting the platform’s ability to track and analyze blockchain activity. He discusses the ethical considerations of transparency in a space that values privacy, and how Arkham navigates these challenges to provide a balanced approach. The episode also explores real-world applications of Arkham’s insights, from identifying fraudulent activities to enhancing regulatory compliance.

A Glimpse into the Future

Miguel Morel’s conversation with Ben Dean offers a visionary perspective on the future of blockchain analytics. By elucidating the mechanisms of transparency and privacy, Morel provides a nuanced view of how these elements can coexist in the crypto ecosystem. His insights are indispensable for anyone interested in the evolving dynamics of blockchain technology and its applications.

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Listen to the New Episode on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0i7JhpPfqgxiD1XysDE4DQ

Watch the Full Crypto Clarified Episode Below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibNqQZV-6wg

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