27 Jan 2022 | Updated 28 Jan 2022 [culture]

No blockchain analytics company can track Monero, according to Elliptic's Liat Shetret

No blockchain analytics company can currently track Monero, according to Elliptic1 representative Liat Shetret2 in a recent MoneroTalk interview3 with Douglas Tuman4 at TNABC Miami5:

As far as I know there is no blockchain analytics company at the moment that offers that (18:50)

Liat suggests the Monero community should focus on bringing to light non-illicit usecases of the currency in order to combat the Darknet narrative that is being pushed by MSM:

[..] we’re seeing it being associated with illicit purposes and that’s what’s being touted in the press [..] push out alternate narratives, demonstrate how it’s not just used for illicit purposes. (16:10)

Doug also interviewed Bitcoin entrepreneur Nick Spanos6 and billionaire Mark Cuban7.

While Nick seems to understand the importance of privacy and Monero, the same cannot be said about Mark:

[privacy] it’s not required; it’s not as big a deal to me [..] (21:00)

Mark is obviously privileged. It’s a big club and we are clearly not part of it, as Nick put it:

he’s part of the system [..] and that’s the world he knows; to a hammer, everything is a nail (6:30)

Watch the full interview on Odysee3 or listen to it on Monerotalk8. The quality is a lot better than last week’s livestream9.


Update: Liat Shetret is no longer working for Elliptic (moved to Solidus Labs, a similar blockchain surveillance company)10.


  1. https://www.elliptic.co/ 

  2. https://nitter.net/LiatShetret 

  3. https://odysee.com/@MoneroTalk:8/tnabc-2022-with-mark-cuban,-liat-shetret (video)  2

  4. https://nitter.net/DouglasTuman 

  5. https://www.btcmiami.com/ 

  6. https://nitter.net/nickspanos 

  7. https://nitter.net/mcuban 

  8. https://www.monerotalk.live/tnabc22-w-mark-cuban-liat-shetret-nick-spanos (audio) 

  9. /monerotopia-ep49-livestreams-tnabc-clown-show/ 

  10. https://nitter.net/LiatShetret/status/1485995022432579590