OK, so we likely agree that Bitcoin use on the dark web is very significant and growing, but also that the overall volume of Bitcoin exchanged on there isn't a significant number in the grand scheme of worldwide crime or Bitcoin volume. The primary use of bitcoin by a long margin remains speculation.You can look at what percentage of darkweb payments are conducted via Bitcoin.
Ah, talking up elicit use might get them some headlines, but that's clearly not how they make money. Are you suggesting they are manipulating public blockchain data for their own ends? If so, why is no one calling them on it? The source data is publicly available.As regards the link above to the Chainalysis blog post, Chainalysis don't have any business to pursue without talking up illicit use.