GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Cryptocurrency Crime Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"In 2020, cryptocurrency crime led to losses of around $10 billion globally."

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"In 2021, $3.2 billion USD of stolen funds were linked to cryptocurrencies, with DeFi protocols making up 76% of that amount."

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"In 2020, darknet marketplaces received around $1.7 billion in cryptocurrencies."

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"In 2020, around 270 more cryptocurrency services were identified as being used by criminals compared to 2019."

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"Phishing scams constituted 24% of all cryptocurrency-related fraud incidents in 2020."

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"In the first half of 2020, ransomware attacks involving cryptocurrencies increased by 336%."

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"About 1.1% of all cryptocurrency transactions in Africa, totaling around $10 billion, were related to illegal purposes in 2020."

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"Fraudulent ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) targeted around 20,000 victims and led to losses exceeding $31 billion in 2020."

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"In 2019, over 4,000 cryptocurrency ransomware attacks occurred every day."

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"In Q2 2021, the total value of DeFi-related hacks reached $361 million, up 2,853% compared to Q2 2020."

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"Between 2011 and 2019, around $11 billion in cryptocurrencies was stolen in hacks and frauds."

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"In 2021, hackers have exploited DeFi projects for over $285 million, up from just $129 million in 2020."

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"A total of 81 ICO scams occurred between 2012 and 2018, resulting in a monetary loss of around $2.3 billion."

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"In June 2021, the global rate of financial crime involving cryptocurrencies reached 0.15% of total transaction volume."

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"In the first half of 2021, illicit cryptocurrency transactions in the United States amounted to $2.2 billion in value."

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"In the first half of 2021, 54% of cryptocurrency crime victims were based in the United States."

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"The crypto exchange Binance was responsible for over 30% of illicit transactions involving cryptocurrencies in 2020."

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