Bitcoin advisor arrested for allegedly providing technical education on Blockchain to North Korea

Unsealed criminal complaint The US Attorney for the SDNY, together with the FBI yesterday announced the arrest of Virgil Griffith, a cryptocurrency advisor, in connection with technical services he allegedly provided to educate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“North Korea”) on sanctions avoidance and money laundering. Griffith was the subject of a criminal complaint […]

US seeks money laundering forfeiture of a large cargo ship citing sanctions and correspondent banking violations

The US government unsealed a federal forfeiture complaint this week, seeking in rem forfeiture of a cargo ship that was used for sanctions avoidance to benefit North Korea which used US correspondent banks to engage in sanctions avoidance. The case has no tie to the US except for the use of correspondent banks and is […]

블록체인 산업 발전을 위한 전문가의 조언

By Eunji Lee 한국에선 블록체인 산업 성장속도가 빠르다는 것에 비해 정부의 제대로 된 지지가 미흡하다. 이 수동적인 정부의 태도가 국내 블록체인 산업 활성화가 무뎌지는 이유들 중 첫번째로 손 꼽힌다. 암호화폐는 블록체인을 기반으로 만들어지는 만큼 이미 ‘암호화폐 = 블록체인’이라는 인식이 강화된 상태에서, 암호화폐를 둘러싼 끊이지 않는 사건 사고가 블록체인 산업 이미지를 악화시킨다. 여러 거래소가 해킹당하고, 수많은 […]