Study: Bitcoin mixers are becoming more popular.
Bitfury Crystal Blockchain conducted a study , which showed that bitcoin mixers in the first quarter of 2020 are much more in demand than in the same period in 2019. The number of bitcoins sent from darknet to mixers increased to 20%, compared with 1% in 2019.
The total amount of bitcoins transferred also increased: if 790 were sent in the first quarter of 2019 BTC, then in the first quarter of 2020 this indicator amounted to 7946 BTC:
From the graph above you can see that over several years the number Bitcoins involved in darknet services have declined significantly. Bitfury Crystal Blockchain experts attribute this to the growing popularity of altcoins.