Over $300M in stolen crypto assets made their way into Bitcoin mixers in 2023: Data

While Bitcoin’s decentralization gives many the freedom to transfer assets without the risk of censorship, malicious actors are also taking advantage of the network’s inherent privacy to move their stolen funds. 

Before the sanctions issued by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in 2022, Tornado Cash was the prominent choice for hackers to launder stolen crypto. According to the OFAC, more than $7 billion in crypto assets have been laundered using the mixer since 2019. However, new findings from blockchain security firm CertiK shows that there’s been a shift in 2023. 

Data analyzed by CertiK shows that more than $300 million in the…

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