ICE is reportedly Purchasing Geo-Location Data from Coinbase

Depricated as of Oct 2022

Some CRYPKYP functionalities are depricated as of October 2022 and will no longer be populated until further development and future version.
Although all here is visible and interactable you can not Contribute to those articles.
Try looking at other information on the Platform and Contributing there!

Have a great day,

ICE is reportedly Purchasing Geo-Location Data from Coinbase

ICE is reportedly Purchasing Geo-Location Data from Coinbase
(Image via betto rodrigues / Shutterstock)
Source: CoinDesk
1656583421 30 Jun / 10:03

According to a contract acquired by the monitoring organization Tech Inquiry, the Coinbase Tracer analytics platform would offer the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) data about crypto users, including their "previous geo-tracking data" and transaction history.

The contract provides further information regarding the three-year agreement between the cryptocurrency exchange and ICE, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's law enforcement arm (DHS). The Intercept initially revealed the story.

A Coinbase official disputed that the data given by the analytics program constituted the exchange's client information.

“All Coinbase Tracer features use data that is fully sourced from online, publicly available data, and do not include any personally-identifiable information for anyone, or any proprietary Coinbase user data,” a representative told CoinDesk.

The contract, inked in September for a maximum of $1.37 million, is one of several modest agreements between Coinbase and U.S. government entities. In August of 2021, Coinbase inked a $29,000 contract with ICE to provide the agency with analytics software licenses. In April 2021 and May 2020, Coinbase sold the United States Secret Service licenses for Coinbase Tracer, which were valued at less than $50,000 each.

Coinbase Tracer, known initially as Coinbase Analytics, has previously been the subject of criticism. The exchange division responsible for the software’s development emerged from Coinbase’s 2019 acquisition of blockchain intelligence firm Neutrino, whose executive team previously worked for a startup that sold spyware to several governments, including Saudi Arabia, which is notorious for human rights violations.

Last News and Media
CRYPKYP contain links to third-party websites, resources, and advertisers. CRYPKYP does not control, sponsor, recommend or otherwise accept responsibility for any third-party content because we are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents or privacy practices. It will help if you direct any concerns regarding any third-party content to such a third party. We don't accept responsibility for the content of external websites linked to through the Site or the Services. Third-party content is accessed at the user's own risk. CRYPKYP distributes content from third-party publishers as indicated on the site from time to time mainly in Airdrops, News / Media, Whale Alerts, and Rumors. In these circumstances, CRYPKYP only provides limited stylistic input to the content. CRYPKYP does not verify and takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the content provided by any such third-party publishers.
We are currently experiencing technical issues!

Since March 27th, we have been unable to get data from Coingecko's API.
As we depend on this to show exact Cryptocurrency results, the last data we have is from the date mentioned before.
Calculator is currently disabled.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Click on this message to hide it.
Powered by
Coingecko Marketstack Metals-API World Bank