This figure is 81% higher than last year's figure

Scammers stole $7,7 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021

21.12.2021 - 11:15

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What’s new? According to a preliminary review of the “2022 Crypto Crime Report” by the analytics company Chainalysis, scammers and cybercriminals stole about $7,7 billion in cryptocurrency. This is 81% more than last year.

The Chainanalysis report

What are the details of the report? According to the company, a new type of fraud is gaining popularity this year. The developers of a cryptocurrency project, usually a new token, unexpectedly close it, taking users’ funds. This method has brought criminals 37% of the aforementioned amount for the year. However, the number of deposits to scammer addresses dropped from 10,7 million to 4,1 million. This indicates a decrease in the number of individual fraud victims.

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