According to the latest data from Chainalysis, the total cryptocurrency value received by illicit addresses grew to a new all-time high of $14 billion in 2021. Although the new all-time high is almost twice the $7.8 billion that was recorded in 2020, it represents just 0.15% of the 2021 cryptocurrency transaction volume.
Percentage of Funds Sent to Illicit Addresses Falling
The value of cryptocurrency-related crimes recorded in 2021 surged to a new all-time high of $14 billion, a figure that is almost double the $7.8 billion which was received by so-called illicit addresses in the year 2020. Nevertheless, this increase in the value of funds transferred to illicit addresses is still much lower than the average growth of the crypto economy, the latest Chainalysis