Arkham crypto: Deanonymizing the blockchain
The true purpose of Bruce Wayne (Batman) is not to be a public hero or a knight in shining armour. It is to be the man in the shadows, protecting the citizens of Gotham from the darkness that lurks within. The correlation between Batman's mission, the relevance of "Arkham", and Arkham Intelligence's core crypto mission is palpable.
Arkham Intelligence sets out to deanonymize the blockchain. The platform is powered by a bundle of robust tools that enable you to link blockchain activity to real-world people and companies.
You can visualise anyone’s blockchain activity, obtain intelligence on any asset, entity, or address that is relevant to you, and customise and set targeted alerts for on-chain activity.
With Arkham Intelligence, you are your own Bruce Wayne. There are several “heroes” and “villains” lurking in the shadows of the blockchain sphere. The Arkham crypto toolset makes it easy to identify them and leverage their knowledge to your benefit.
Getting started with Arkham crypto
For starters, visit the Arkham Intelligence website and click the Launch Platform option. When you click on this option, you will be redirected to the Arkham Computer.
On the left-hand side, you will see Trending Token Pages, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Shiba Inu (SHIBA), etc. Statistics include 24H Volume, Market Cap, All-time High, All-time Low, Circulating Supply, and Total Supply.
You can search for people, funds, exchanges, and Ethereum Name Service (ENS), sorting these metrics by network (or opt for an overall blockchain view).
Supported networks include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon (MATIC), BNB Chain (BNB), Arbitrum (ARB), Avalanche (AVAX), Optimism (OP), and TRON (TRON).
If you are looking for an overall view of a chosen network, select a network/networks via the search bar, and, on the right-hand side, you can filter transactions based on value, time, etc.
For example, searching for Elon Musk returns these results. If you click on the Arkham Entity “Musk Melon”, his entire blockchain history will come to the fore.
As you can see from the above image, Arkham returns details including his Total Portfolio Value, Holdings by Chain, Portfolio Archive, Balances History, Profit and Loss, Exchange Usage, Top Counterparties, and options to filter his transaction history by chain, value, or time!
To take full advantage of the Arkham crypto toolset, you must register on the platform.
Sign up at Arkham crypto
Click on the Sign-Up option at the top right-hand side of your screen.
A weird mobile-equivalent sign-up form will appear on your screen. Nevertheless, go ahead and enter your email, create a Username and a separate Display Name (which makes no sense), enter a Password, and confirm it. Click on the I'm Not a Robot Box and proceed to Verify Email.
Refresh your inbox, copy the received Verification Code, and enter this code in the Email Verification Code box. Click on Complete Sign Up to continue. You will be redirected to the Arkham Computer page.
If you look at the top left-hand side of your screen, you will see several tooling options, including Dashboard, Alerts, Visualizer, Oracle, and Intel Exchange. You can take advantage of these tools that are a part of the Arkham crypto toolkit to enhance your experience.
Using the Arkham crypto toolkit
For example, if you click on Alerts, you will be redirected to this screen.
Click on the Create Alert option if you want to track the blockchain activity of a particular entity or address. We could enter Musk Melon here and receive all updates regarding his blockchain activity.
This tool could be of particular help when trying to mimic or learn from the trading activity of an experienced or sophisticated trader.
Name the alert, select the entity/address you want to trace, and click on the Create Alert option.
Have fun with Arkham crypto, Bruce Wayne!
Author: Surajdeep Singh
Surajdeep Singh has been working in the tech sphere as a marketing guru and journalist for over 6 years, with his speciality laying in blockchain and Web3. He has donned several hats in marketing and journalism over the years and worked with many reputable brands. Feel free to reach out to him on LinkedIn!