Kucoin Hack: $17M Laundered Via Decentralized Exchanges, Blockchain Analysis Firm Claims This Can Still be Traced

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Elliptic says the Kucoin hacker has sold $17.1 million worth of tokens via decentralized exchanges (dex) platforms like Uniswap, Kyber Network, Tokenlon. The shift to dex applications comes after centralized projects came to the aid of the beleaguered exchange by blocking any cashing out of the hack related funds.

Blockchain monitoring tools such as Elliptic’s can “identify whether deposited crypto assets originated from the Kucoin hack, and freeze any accounts receiving such funds.” Still, Robinson makes the argument that Elliptic’s current monitoring tools can trace the flow of the stolen funds: “Unlike centralized exchanges, which are dead-ends when it comes to tracing the flow of funds, with DEXs everything is recorded and visible on the blockchain.”

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