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The power of analytics in the digital asset economy

August 23, 2022 15-MINUTE READ


In brief

By mastering analytic tools, investigators and regulatory professionals are empowered to peer deeper into the data, driving actionable insights supporting mission goals.

An alternative financial universe emerges

The digital asset economy grows


The total value of cryptocurrencies worldwide, according to Morningstar’s 2022 Cryptocurrency Report.


The percentage of U.S. adults that held or used cryptocurrencies in the prior year, according to the Federal Reserve’s Economic Well-being of U.S. Households in 2021 report.    


The estimated number of distinct cryptocurrencies worldwide as of February 2022, up from just 66 in 2013.


The number of countries – representing 95 percent of global GDP – that are exploring, piloting, or have launched their own Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), per the Atlantic Council.

Blockchain analytics will be crucial to law enforcement efforts to "follow the money," as bad actors seek to exploit the presumed anonymity of crypto transactions.

Definition: Breaking down blockchain

More than just a digital database, blockchain is a powerful record-keeping tool. As a peer-to-peer, decentralized ledger, it creates an unchangeable record of transactions without any third-party intermediary. Each new transaction is stored in a block, which becomes another link in the chain of existing records.

Blockchain analytics shine a light

Tokenization illuminated

Raw blockchain data contains significant insight waiting to be explored.
Deconstruction of DeFi transaction across smart contracts. For illustrative purposes only.

Top use cases

1. Track and trace

Connecting the dots.

2. Anti-money laundering and fraud

Following the flow of money.

3. Risk analysis and enforcement

Monitoring marketplace movements.

4. Compliance

Ensuring compliance with financial rules and regulations.

5. Economic activity analysis

Understanding what’s happening on a global scale.

Specialized tools

Scaling up with blockchain analytics

Getting started

Liam Glennon

Digital Assets Lead – Accenture Federal Services

Alejandro Lira Volpi

Managing Director – Accenture Federal Services, Financial Services Strategy Lead

Rupal Lamorena

Managing Director – Accenture Federal Services, Financial Regulatory Agency Account Lead

Joshua Alderman

Senior Manager – Accenture Federal Services, Finance & Fraud Analytics Lead

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