A recent study showed that the United States is the most frequent place of crypto crimes.
The IB Group conducted this research with an emphasis on hacking and cyber security. The study showed that more than 50% of crimes related to BTC, occurred in the United States or came from there. Out of 50 botnets – half of the bad traffic comes from the USA. 21.5% of it came from the Netherlands. 4.3% – from Ukraine, Germany – 1.3%, Russia – 3.2%, France – 2.6%.
According to researchers, crimes seriously affect the industry. All the leading services suffered from it in one way or another. For example, about 720 accounts on exchanges have been compromised this year – this is almost 100% more than 369 ones in 2017.