AML Risk Report
AML Risk Report for Crypto Exchanges and Payment Platforms
Walletscore measures a wallet’s propensity to engage in criminal or suspicious activity. Naturally, transacting with a criminal is tantamount either to funding crime or laundering its proceeds, so it is in our collective interest to identify—and then monitor or quarantine—any wallet with criminal association.
Frequently Asked Questions
Walletscore is a tool, accessible through either the website or API, that measures a wallet’s history of enabling criminal or suspicious activity.
Our analysts use a variety of methods for collecting labels, among them:
creating accounts at crypto sites (e.g., exchanges and gambling sites), arranging transactions between them, and recording the deposit and withdrawal addresses
perusing Bitcoin forums
collaborating with investigators and trusted partners
conducting manual research on the dark web
launching web crawlers to gather labels from sites with structured address labels
taking note of heists and notable events posted on news sites and social media
launching campaigns for globally distributed workforces to post labeled address screenshots, which are then confirmed/rewarded with small deposits
First we categorize many of the known wallet owners from our growing database, and assign them an “intrinsic” risk score (0 = safe, 1= risky).
Next, after forming a relational graph of the wallet’s transactors, its transactors’ transactors, and so on, we apply a network flow formula to propagate the risk from those with intrinsic risk to our given wallet.
Finally, we rate those with a score of zero as Negligible Risk, and those with nonzero score as either Some Risk, High Risk, or Highest Risk.
99.9% of all wallets are within three transactional hops of a wallet we can say something definitive about.
Roughly, it represents the fraction of funds either sent to or received from an wallet known to be a source of criminal or suspicious activity.
Risk Rating and Category of all risk sources
Limited UI address queries
Supports BTC, multicoin support coming soon!
All Basic Features
API for integrations and downstream use
Identity of all risk sources
Unlimited UI address queries