• Altcoin hack North Korea
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    DoJ seizes gaming, real estate tokens from $250M North Korean hack

    Along with bitcoin and ether, the U.S. Department of Justice found PlayGame and IHT Real Estate Protocol tokens among a cache seized from the pariah regime’s cyberwarfare thieves

    The $272,000 seized was not a very large part of the amount seized, but it shows that the militarized hackers working for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are not too choosey about what they will pillage. The case involves hacks on at least 10 exchanges.

  • Chainalysis crypto crime briefs
    Cryptocurrencies

    Chainalysis crypto crime briefs highlight three sketchy firms

    The blockchain intelligence firm reports on a dark web hosting site, a potential Ponzi scheme, and a sanction-busting cryptocurrency exchange linked to a ransomware gang

    Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis' crypto crime briefs are designed to cast a spotlight on dubious organizations that could be of interest to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and cybersecurity experts.

  • Virgil Griffith brilliantly announced his illegal trip to North Kore on Twitter
    Ethereum,  People,  Politics

    Virgil Griffith free on bail

    The former Ethereum developer has been released from custody, a full 10 days after a judge ordered him released on $1 million bail

    Virgil Griffith, the former head of special projects for the Ethereum Foundation, is free on $1 million bail. He was charged with violating sanctions following a trip to North Korea in April to deliver a lecture on cryptocurrency. Prosecutors say he assisted the rogue regime in using cryptocurrency to bypass sanctions.

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