Arkham is a blockchain analysis platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to deanonymize the blockchain and on-chain data.
The platform’s two main components are the Analytics Platform and Intel Exchange. The Analytics Platform covers analytics on various entities, exchanges, funds, whales and tokens. For instance, you can check the portfolio holdings, transaction history, exchange flows, network relationships and other on-chain analytics. The Intel Exchange allows anyone to buy and sell address labels and other intelligence, either through bounties, auctions or the DATA Program.
Arkham uses an in-house AI engine with various sources of data, such as public records, social media, web scraping and user submissions. The data is used to label addresses and provide entity analytics for ULTRA, the company’s AI algorithm.
Arkham’s platform can be used for various purposes, such as tracking stolen funds, identifying fraudsters, verifying counterparties, auditing transactions, investigating hacks, and more. Arkham claims that its platform can help combat the proliferation of crypto crimes and scams by incentivizing on-chain research.
However, Arkham’s platform has also raised privacy concerns among some crypto users and advocates, who argue that deanonymizing the blockchain violates the principles of anonymity and censorship-resistance that underpin the crypto movement. Arkham has defended its platform by saying that it does not collect or store any personal data from users, and that it only provides publicly available information that can be verified on the blockchain.
Who is the Founder of Arkham?
Arkham Intelligence was founded by Miguel Morel in 2020. Miguel is a veteran entrepreneur in cryptocurrency markets. Miguel’s experience navigating new crypto markets makes him familiar with the intelligence needs of decision makers in government, venture capital, and trading. He is also an investor in a number of technology startups.
Arkham Intelligence has also attracted some of the most prominent investors in the crypto space and beyond. Among them are an undisclosed OpenAI Co-Founder, Palantir Co-Founder Joe Lonsdale (8VC), Tim Draper (Draper Associates), Wintermute, GSR, and Geoff Lewis (Bedrock). The company raised over $10 million in two rounds of equity financing, and was valued at $150 million in its last round.
What Makes Arkham (ARKM) Unique?
Total Coverage and Multi-Chain Integration: Unlike many other platforms that focus on specific blockchains or limited data sources, Arkham aims to provide total coverage of the blockchain by collecting and aggregating data from various chains. This is done leveraging its proprietary AI system, ULTRA. It allows users to analyze and gain insights from a comprehensive view of the crypto ecosystem.
Entity-Based Intelligence: Arkham aims to provide a holistic understanding of crypto activity by attributing real-world identities to addresses. This approach enables a wide range of use cases, including trading, compliance, research and portfolio tracking.
Decentralized Intelligence Economy: The Arkham Intel Exchange is a decentralized marketplace where users can buy and sell crypto intelligence using the native currency, ARKM. This unique feature enables individuals and organizations to monetize their intelligence by offering bounties and conducting auctions. The exchange connects buyers and sellers, fostering a vibrant community of on-chain sleuths and ensuring the availability of valuable intelligence for market participants.
How Many Arkham (ARKM) Coins Are There in Circulation?
ARKM is the native cryptocurrency with a total initial supply of 1,000,000,000 ARKM tokens, distributed as follows: Ecosystem Incentives and Grants: 37.3%; Core Contributors: 20%; Investors: 17.5%; Foundation Treasury: 17.2%; Binance Launchpad: 5%; Advisors: 3%.
The initial circulating supply is 15%, coming from the Binance Launchpad sale and the community rewards. Tokens are subject to different vesting schedules, ranging from one year to seven years.
The ARKM sale on Binance Launchpad is scheduled for July 17, 2023, with 50 million ARKM tokens offered at a price of $0.05 per token, and will raise $2.5 million.