PWC Reveals Blockchain Analytics Tool For Tracking ICO Tokens


PWC Reveals Blockchain Analytics Tool For Tracking ICO Tokens

Major accounting firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), has announced that it is currently trialing a blockchain analytics tool designed to trade digital tokens from launch. PWC has stated that the software will assist companies in guarding against the misuse of their tokens for illicit purposes.

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers Tests New Blockchain Analytics Software

PWC Reveals Blockchain Analytics Tool For Tracking ICO TokensPWC and its Hong Kong forensic services partner, Eric Young, have indicated that the company seeks to capitalize a growing interest in raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs) among businesses in Asia’s manufacturing, technology, and retail sectors.

Analysts have inferred that PWC hopes to capitalize on the migration of many Asian cryptocurrency companies to Hong Kong and Singapore – owing the respective jurisdictions’ lack of prohibitive regulations regarding ICOs amid China’s intensifying cryptocurrency crackdown.

Tool to Enable ICO Issuers to Track Token Circulations

PWC Reveals Blockchain Analytics Tool For Tracking ICO TokensMr. Young has stated that the new analytics tool will allow token issuers to track the circulation of a cryptocurrency once launched, allowing the company to take measures to prevent its use in illicit transactions. “While on the blockchain ledger one could track the amount of transactions that have been done using the cryptocurrencies, there is still no way for an issuer of an ICO to trace its coins and know how these coins are being used,” said Mr. Young.

“With artificial intelligence built into our back engine, our solutions would enable clients to better predict which jurisdictions the digital token could potentially be circulated to. Depending on the type of company and the type of business it is engaged in, it could then apply a high-risk score to that particular jurisdiction,” he added.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Works With ICO Industry

PWC Reveals Blockchain Analytics Tool For Tracking ICO TokensIn recent months, PWC has worked alongside companies seeking to launch ICOs through assisting with legal considerations such as know-your-client an anti-money laundering measures, in addition to support and counsel in litigations, and advise regarding tax structuring.

In November of last year, PWC’s Hong Kong Office revealed that it had accepted bitcoin in exchange for consultancy services.

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Samuel Haig

Samuel Haig is a journalist who has been completely obsessed with bitcoin and cryptocurrency since 2012. Samuel lives in Tasmania, Australia, where he attended the University of Tasmania and majored in Political Science, and Journalism, Media & Communications. Samuel has written about the dialectics of decentralization, and is also a musician and kangaroo riding enthusiast.

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