Fighting Financial Crime in the World of Blockchain: Laying Tomorrow’s Foundation Today

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24 September 2017

Enterprise blockchain can help reduce fraud in some cases, but will not eliminate it.

Key research questions

  • How are banks and businesses adopting distributed ledger technologies?
  • What are the fraud and financial crime implications of distributed ledger technologies?
  • What tools will be required to mitigate fraud in the future?


The report begins by assessing the pace of adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrencies by banks and businesses. It then examines the implications of distributed ledger technologies on fraud and financial crime. The report concludes by discussing the growing importance of modern fraud management tools such as machine learning and behavioral analytics.