Investigation

There are two investigation modes: transaction graph and auto-tracing to help you accomplish your varying investigative goals with different approaches. 


 

About transaction graph

Graph visualization that shows the inflows and outflows of addresses. Expand nodes to clearly observe the flow of funds between addresses, pinpoint their links to real-world entities, identify market trends, and highlight criminal activities.


 

About auto-tracing

Trace the flow of the funds from addresses through many hops to destination addresses. The trace stops when the fund goes through any exchange, mixer, or bridge addresses.


 

How to start an investigation using a transaction graph?

Enter the address in the journey panel to get started. You can also access the transaction graph feature via the explorer page.


 


 

You can then explore further by:

  • Double - clicking on the address to expand a list of affiliated addresses. 
  • Clicking the address tab on the journey panel or clicking the address that’s being expanded in the graph to view the inflow and outflow details on the right side.
  • Left-clicking the address to view the address’s risk profile.


 

ItemDescription
JourneyRecord the journey of how you expand the addresses through many hops. 
Filter Select the number of recent addresses to expand for each hop and the date range
Address A list showing expanded addresses with the number of transactions and transacted volume associated with the selected address. 


 

 

How to start an investigation using auto-tracing?


 

Step 1: Set up your trace 

Enter the details of the wallets or transactions you want to investigate, and how thorough you want the trace to be. You can adjust the date range, number of hops, minimum transaction size, and more.

Step 2: Auto-tracing in progress 

The auto-tracing usually takes a few seconds but can take up to 1 minute depending on the time period and the volume of activity.

  

You can reload the page or check the small icon on the top right corner of your investigation to see if the auto-tracing is done. Transaction outputs from the initial hop of the traced addresses within the date range.


 

Step 3: View tracing results

Once the auto-tracing is done, you will see that the tracing result with a trace graph

ItemDescription
Traced addressThe address you initially provided when setting up tracing
Total traced fundTotal transaction outputs from the initial hop of the traced addresses.
Time range Auto-tracing within a specific date range 
Minimum receivedMinimum transaction output to trace through one or more hops during the auto-tracing
Depth and Breadth
  • Number of hops to trace through (maximum of 10 hops)

  • Number of addresses to expand on each hop (maximum of 10 addresses)
Time-boundTrace the funds based on the time of the transaction
Settled fundThe total funds that flow to the exchange, mixer, criminals and other bad actors through one or more hops from the traced fund.


 

Destination address  

List of destination addresses where the fund is settled. These addresses are exchange, mixer, blacklist or unaffiliated addresses that received the traced fund. There are a few actions:

  • View addresses before the hop if the destination is either an exchange or mixer address.
  • Add monitoring if the fund has not moved since then. 
  • Continue tracing if the fund has moved to the next hop.


 

There are two ways you can interact with the graph:

  • Click on the destination address on the panel to highlight 
  • Select specific destination entity categories to show less addresses on the graph



 

Report


 

You can select the destination address to download the transaction records for its last hop or entire path.

Save investigation

Create multiple investigations and manage them on the investigation page for comparing, sharing, and more.