Investigation

There are two investigation modes: transaction graph and auto-tracing that help you accomplish your investigation tasks with different approaches.

About transaction graph

Graph visualization that shows the inflows and outflows of addresses. Expand nodes to see how the fund flows between addresses that link 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 certain addresses. The trace stops when the fund goes through any exchange, mixer, and blacklisted addresses.

How to start an investigation using transaction graph?

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

You can then explore further by:

  • Double-clicking any addresses to expand a list of affiliated addresses
  • Clicking any address to view their address risk score and entity name
  • Clicking the address tab on the journey panel or clicking the address that’s being expanded in the graph to view more details on the right ride panel
  • Left-clicking the address to view more details on the explorer page.

Item

Description

Journey

Record 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.

  • Step 3: View tracing results

Once the auto-tracing is done, you will see that the tracing result that has three components:

  • Trace overview panel

Item

Description

Traced address

Address you entered when setting up tracing

Total traced fund

Total transaction outputs from the initial hop of the traced addresses.

Time range

Auto-tracing within a specific date range

Minimum received

Minimum transaction output to trace through one or more hops during the auto-tracing

Depth and breadth

  • Number of hops to trace down (maximum of 10 hops)
  • Number of addresses to expand on each hop (maximum of 100 addresses)

Time-bound

Trace the fund based on the transaction time

Settled fund

The total fund that flows to the destination addresses through one or more hops from the traced fund

  • Destination address panel  

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 exchange, mixer or blacklist address.
  • Add monitoring if the fund has not moved since then.
  • Continue tracing if the fund has moved to the next hop.

Visualization

Click the switch to visualization mode button to change the layout for a better view of the trace paths. Select the destination address on the right panel to highlight the path.

Save investigation

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