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TO CATCH A BITCOIN THIEF, CALL THESE DETECTIVES

Forensic firms specializing in digital currency are helping law enforcement track criminals—and helping companies maintain compliance too.

BITCOIN AND OTHER DIGITAL CURRENCIES caught on with criminals thanks to their reputation as an anonymous, untraceable way to move money around the Internet. That reputation may be overblown. Companies like Chainalysis have built fast-growing businesses helping law enforcement track the mysterious money.

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