Arkham Tracer: How to Become an On-Chain Detective

by BSC News

September 27, 2023


Arkham Intelligence has introduced an all-new tool, lowering the barriers to cryptocurrency investigation, and making it possible for anyone to become an on-chain detective.

Blockchain technology has revolutionized the digital world, but with it comes the challenge of tracking transactions and staying on top of crypto's complexities. Addressing this need, Arkham Intelligence has come up with a solution to simplify onchain analysis for its users with the introduction of the Arkham Tracer.

What is the Arkham Tracer?

The Arkham Tracer, unveiled by the blockchain intelligence platform on September 26, is designed to provide an innovative way for users to trace fund flows across different wallets and blockchains. The tool showcases transactions in chronological order, allowing users to see the sequence of events as they transpired.

The Arkham Tracer isn’t just a plain old tracker. Users can create, modify, and save intricate multistage graphs. This functionality provides a comprehensive view, mapping out the entire path from the source of funds to their final destination. 

Built explicitly for blockchain analysts, particularly those referred to as "On-chain Sleuths," it aids in detailed investigations of blockchain activities, including uncovering illicit actions.

On-chain transaction flow across different wallets. Source

How to use the Arkham Tracer?

For those keen on utilizing this innovative tool, follow these steps:

1. Visit the Website: Go to the Arkham Tracer’s official site: http://platform.arkhamintelligence.com/tracer

2. Login/Sign Up: If you're an existing user, simply log in. New users will need to sign up to access the platform.

3. Input Details: Enter any on-chain entity or address of interest. Upon doing this, the Tracer presents you with a list of entity associations and the corresponding transactions.

Arkham Tracer Dashboard. Source

4. Trace Transactions: You can effortlessly follow transaction routes spanning different wallets using the provided on-chain entity or address. This even includes those that are cross-chain and bridging.

5. Filter as Needed: Specify the token type, transaction amount, and time, among other details. The system allows you to filter the results, ensuring you only see the most relevant and exciting information.

The Impact of Arkham's Tracer Tool

Despite the open-source nature of much of the blockchain industry, extracting valuable insights from said data can be a complex and intimidating task for most users.

Tools such as Arkham's Tracer are making it easier for everyday cryptocurrency users to engage in on-chain investigation which, in turn, brings us closer to a more transparent and accountable blockchain world.