Even with cryptocurrencies, researchers can track money. Bitcoin, the Internet currency appreciated by computer scientists, libertarians and criminals, is no longer invulnerable. If money can be made, the criminal element will be the first to exploit the new technology. This was the case with cryptocurrencies, and law enforcement is only now catching up and starting to assign real identities to cryptocurrency transactions.
Nowadays, law enforcement can use software to track and track bitcoin transactions and give them the clues they need to track money. Most of the time, the peer-to-peer exchanger acts as a money launderer for dark web activities. Anyone can view all cryptocurrency transactions from any Bitcoin wallet address. To find out where Bitcoin comes from and where they are sent, authorities can analyze the BTC addresses used to make transactions.
This way, authorities get information about what is happening and when. In proactive crime-fighting cases, police track down criminals. When the offender exploits an unknown victim, the police can notify the victim of the crime regardless of whether the victim knows they were exploited or not. The police may be tracking certain cryptocurrency wallets or addresses, which may lead to a suspect behind the transactions.
New advances in digital technology also allow researchers to view transactions to follow the virtual traces of money and reveal evidence about people who commit crimes. Just a few years ago, the federal government barely knew what to do with cryptocurrencies. Now, most federal law enforcement agencies employ experts who are experts in tracking you. Researchers are using a new generation of sophisticated software that takes advantage of big data to link transactions with people, taking advantage of the fact that most cryptocurrency transactions are recorded in public ledgers that can never be erased.
Therefore, BTC transactions do not always remain 100% anonymous and the government can track Bitcoin ownership as long as (a series of) Bitcoin transactions can be linked to a person's identity. In addition, the history of Bitcoin transactions is permanently stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, which means that it is not difficult to observe BTC transactions. Events may be subject to taxes such as capital gains when Bitcoin is sold for cash, when BTC is converted into another cryptocurrency, or when Bitcoin is spent to purchase goods or services. Bitcoin can also be taxable if it is considered income when someone receives a salary in BTC or receives Bitcoin for providing goods or services.