“One task where AI tools have proven to be particularly superhuman is analyzing vast troves of data to find patterns that humans can’t see, or automating and accelerating the discovery of those we can. That makes Bitcoin’s blockchain, a public record of nearly a billion transactions between pseudonymous addresses, the perfect sort of puzzle for AI to solve. Now, a new study—along with a vast, newly released trove of crypto crime training data—may be about to trigger a leap forward in automated tools’ ability to suss out illicit money flows across the Bitcoin economy.”

From Wired.