Moonstone Research's Crescrent Discovery Report is Moonstone Research's most powerful offering.
With the information provided in the Lunar Landing Report (or with information collected through a different means), the Crescent Discovery tool will analyize this information to develop new transaction leads. These leads are prepared in the Crescent Discovery Report.
The most common use-case for the Crescent Discovery Report is to find where illicit actors spend the proceeds of illicit funds. Ransomware payments, darknet market payments, or any other sentitive payments can be investigated with this tool.
The flexibility of the tool is endless. Additional Crescent Discovery Reports can be generated for any inputted transactions and enotes.
Waxing or Waning; Forward or Backward
We can inviestigate future transactions or past transactions by looking forward or backward through difficult-to-trace transaction graphs. This allows you to start the investigation on either side of the target.
Case Study: Ransomware Payments
Moonstone Research worked with a specialist firm that helps ransomware victims make ransom payments. We first prepared Lunar Landing Reports for each of these payments, and then we used this information to create a Crescent Discovery Report for each.
In the majority of cases, we were able to identity a likely transaction where the illicit actor spent these funds, even when they used difficult-to-trace payment methods. Moonstone Research can provide leads when no other blockchain analysis firm can.