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Unlocking The Secrets: How we master the art of locating financial assets

Our financial intelligence researchers are pioneers in tracing SWIFT transactions through post-financial analysis. Members of our fin intelligence team have been instrumental in educating numerous federal investigative agencies and select members of our own team in the intricacies of money tracking techniques. Our expertise lies in developing the ability to locate crucial data points essential for tracking and verifying fund availability from transaction processors.

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The Rise of Blockchain Technology

Recognizing the growing prominence of blockchain technology, we anticipated its adoption by financial institutions for clearing and settlement purposes. Our firm stands as one of the rare sources equipped with in-depth scanning techniques necessary to uncover blockchain transactions. These transactions have become increasingly prevalent in a rapidly evolving financial landscape, with more and more institutions embracing this transformative technology.

Unveiling the Process: How Do We Locate Assets?

In the realm of electronic money transactions, all non-cash transfers undergo processing via SWIFT, ACH, or credit card networks. This encompassing umbrella includes deposits, checks, debit card transactions, online bill payments, wires, and virtually every modern financial transaction. Unless it involves a pure cash deposit or withdrawal, it inevitably passes through one of these networks. These networks transmit data to third-party transactional companies responsible for handling the backend information, offering provisional insights that are later confirmed through SWIFT confirmations provided by the account-holding institution. By utilizing specialized software employed by financial institutions, we unearth electronic footprints that reveal active accounts associated with the subject of our search, unless the subject has exercised their right to opt-out in accordance with the provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Blockchain's Impact: A Paradigm Shift

With the advent of blockchain technology, approximately 50% of banks have forgone third-party processors for their financial transactions. As a result, the traditional methods of locating accounts have become less effective in this new landscape. Recognizing this shift, I, along with several other industry experts, have dedicated ourselves to building a comprehensive database of ledger transactions since 2014. This database sets us apart as one of the few firms capable of providing invaluable traces within the blockchain ecosystem.

The Essence of Access: Unparalleled Capabilities

For firms without access to the original ledger information we have meticulously compiled since 2014, the task of locating accounts within blockchain-based institutions becomes nearly impossible. The intricate web of blockchain technology demands a deep understanding and possession of comprehensive data, which we have accumulated over the years. Our unique capabilities empower us to delve into the previously impenetrable realm of blockchain transactions and offer insights that were once considered unattainable.

In the ever-evolving landscape of finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Our firm, armed with unrivaled expertise and cutting-edge techniques, remains at the forefront of the industry. By constantly adapting to emerging technologies, we continue to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in the art of locating information.

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