More than $1.4 billion has been laundered in the first half of 2020 via digital currency exchanges, a new report from the blockchain analytics firm PeckShield has revealed. \u201cIn the past 6 months, a total of 13,927 high-risk transactions have flowed into digital asset exchanges,\u201d the report reads. \u201cThe assets, totaling 147,000 BTC, are equivalent to more than $1.4 billion at current prices. We ranked the exchanges with the largest amount of stolen money. The top ten exchanges were: Huobi, Binance, OKEx, ZB, Gate.io, BitMEX, Luno, HaoBTC, Bithumb, and Coinbase.\u201d PeckShield considers a \u201chigh-risk transaction\u201d any transaction that originates from a wallet address that is known to be associated with the darknet or a digital currency hack. It also ranked the digital currency exchanges that the high-risk transactions were liquidated through. Interestingly, the analytics firm found that well-known digital currency exchanges with KYC and AML procedures in place\u2014such as Huobi, Binance, and even Coinbase\u2014were the digital currency exchanges that the most money was laundered through.\u00a0 The flow of stolen money into digital currency exchanges in the first 6 months of 2020 (Source: PeckShield) Over 2 billion stolen\u00a0 PeckShield\u2019s research also revealed that in the first six months of 2020, there has been \u201c101 hacker attacks, with a total of $2.591 billion in stolen money, of which at least $14.82 million has flowed into the exchanges.\u201d Beyond that, analytics firm discovered that $1.62 billion flowed into blacklisted addresses and $1.59 billion was sent to digital currency mixers. Is digital currency crime on the rise? Peckshield\u2019s research supports a recent report from Crystal Blockchain that indicates the use of digital currency mixers is on the rise. The PeckShield report was also released just a few days before Twitter was compromised by a hacker to promote a digital currency scam that reached tens of millions of Twitter users.\u00a0By the looks of it, digital currency-related cyber-crime is on the rise and the cyber-criminals are laundering the money in plain sight.