Chainalysis and Integra Win $1.25 Million IRS Contract to Break Monero

Chainalysis and Integra Win $1.25 Million IRS Contract to Break Monero

Crypto intelligence firm Chainalysis and data forensics company Integra Fec have won a combined $1.25 million contract to provide tools that break the privacy-focused coin, monero, for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Floated early September, the one-year contract specifically covers transactions involving monero (XMR) and second-layer payment solutions such as bitcoin’s lightning network (LN) – features considered by the IRS as conduits for criminal financial activity. Privacy coins are primarily built for the purpose of hiding financial transactions from unwanted....


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