Crypto Intelligence Researcher

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What Chainalysis is looking for in applicants

Cryptocurrency is rapidly becoming part of our everyday life. The Global Intelligence Team maps real world entities to the blockchain so our customers can differentiate Exchanges, Scams, Stolen Funds, and many other categories of activity. This dataset is the backbone of all Chainalysis products, and we are growing our team! 

As a Crypto Intelligence Researcher you will measure your success by your impact on our customer’s mission. You will embark on discovering untouched frontiers in APAC going deep into the RabbitHole researching cryptocurrency services and conduct ground truth attributions in order to expand our data coverage. You will actively sniff for new cryptocurrency services  and build your knowledge of a range of categories of them. You will collaborate with others on the team and across the company to ensure we are focusing on the most impactful areas. The work we do will have a direct impact on the success of the entire organization, your contribution will be greatly appreciated and highly valued by our customers and community. 

In one year you’ll know you were successful if you…

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the cryptocurrency attribution process
  • Keep an organized list of new targets to identify 
  • Have become a go-to person for researching and identifying services
  • Have maintained high quality of evidence tied to each identification
  • Received the Chainalysis Reactor Certification and the Chainalysis Investigations Specialist Course certification and can expertly navigate open-source blockchain analytic tools

A background like this helps: 

  • Prior experience researching and transacting with cryptocurrency services 
  • Background in customer service at a cryptocurrency exchange or similar service is a plus
  • Ability to stay organized to keep track of in-progress items as new items are added to the list 
  • Insatiable curiosity about cryptocurrencies and the growing market 
  • Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC), Chainalysis Investigation Specialist Certification (CISC) is a plus
  • Fluent English and Japanese or Korean languages is a plus 
  • Other technical certifications or academic background are a plus
  • This position is full-time remote and requires minimal travel


  • Other technical certifications or academic background are a plus
  • This position is full-time remote and requires minimal travel

At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun.

You belong here. 

At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture. 

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, spirituality, ability, experience and more. Additionally, if you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don't hesitate to let us know. You can learn more here. We can’t wait to meet you.  

Applying from the EU? Please review our Candidate GDPR Notice.


By submitting this application, I consent to and authorize Chainalysis to contact my former employers, and any and all other persons and organizations for information bearing upon my qualifications for employment.  I further authorize the listed employers, schools and personal references to give Chainalysis (without further notice to me) any and all information about my previous employment and education, along with other pertinent information they may have, and hereby waive any actions which I may have against either party(ies) for providing a reference.  I understand any future employment will be contingent on the Company receiving satisfactory employment references.

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - USA

All employees are required to have or obtain a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment at Chainalysis, unless an exemption has been approved. All employees shall be required to report their vaccine status. All new employees shall be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to the start of their employment.  

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - EMEA
As an employer, Chainalysis is obliged to ensure a healthy and safe working environment. This means that we must try to prevent the coronavirus from spreading inside the workplace and all employees are obliged to follow the local regulations issued by the relevant health authorities.  

  • To help support a safe work environment, we encourage all employees in EMEA to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Employees will not be required to attend an event or in-person customer meeting. 
  • Employees in the EU and the UK are allowed to travel internationally for internal meetings to any country deemed “green or amber” by the EU and the UK authorities. All attendees for Chainalysis in-person events or meetings will be required to adhere to the following guidelines:  
    • International travel will only be permitted if you receive approval from both your manager and Executive Leader
    • You must familiarize yourself and comply with any screening/safety protocols imposed by the entity/individual hosting the in-person meeting or event
    • You must comply with any and all safety guidelines and travel restrictions established by applicable law  
    • If you are in close or proximate contact with others at the event/customer site and test positive for COVID-19, you must immediately notify the People Team and avoid contact with others for 10 days

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - APAC
With circumstances changing on a regular basis and parts of our APAC team going in and out of mandatory lockdown, APAC will continue to follow country legislation and guidelines.

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