Reliability of Blockchain Analysis

A district court in Washington, DC has issued an opinion explaining how blockchain analysis works, and why it is sufficiently reliable to be admitted into evidence in a criminal trial under the Daubert standard.

For anyone struggling to understand how Chainalysis and its cohorts in the blockchain analysis business are able to link – with a high degree of reliability – a given person to a constellation of seemingly anonymous cryptocurrency addresses, this opinion is the place to start. It is a stellar example of expository writing, making it possible for a layperson to understand both how the analysis is done and why it is reliable.

Sterlingov Digest Summary

United States v Sterlingov

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