Europol's recent report highlights concerns regarding the misuse of cryptocurrency mining and layer-2 blockchain solutions by criminals.

The agency warns that these technologies facilitate money laundering schemes and pose challenges for law enforcement in tracking illicit funds.

Additionally, Europol identifies the SLIP39 standard as a potential obstacle for recovering criminal assets stored in hardware wallets.

While acknowledging the legitimate applications of crypto mining and layer-2 solutions, Europol calls for collaborative efforts to develop robust anti-money laundering measures and foster innovation in the crypto industry.