Iran Inks First Import Order Paid With Crypto
By / August 10, 2022, 4:34 am EDT

Iran will commonly use crypto to settle import orders by the end of next month, tweeted the head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization

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Tornado Cash Sanctions Expose Potential DeFi Achilles’ Heel
By / August 9, 2022, 7:09 pm EDT

The US blacklisted dozens of Ethereum addresses when it sanctioned Tornado Cash. Can a major DeFi protocol like MakerDAO get caught in the dragnet?

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Ankr Moves to Decentralize Node Infrastructure with Staking
By / August 9, 2022, 9:18 am EDT

Centralized node infrastructure is under renewed scrutiny following Tornado Cash OFAC designation, leading Ankr’s competitors to restrict access

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First BitMEX Employee Swaps to Guilty Plea
By / August 9, 2022, 5:41 am EDT

Gregory Dwyer was indicted over lax anti-money laundering procedures at the crypto derivatives exchange along with three co-founders who plead guilty and avoided jail time

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Treasury’s Tornado Cash Sanctions Have Companies Stepping Back From Users
By / August 8, 2022, 5:54 pm EDT

The Treasury Department alleges North Korea-backed hacking organization Lazarus Group used Tornado Cash to launder more than $455 million in stolen crypto

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US Treasury Sanctions Crypto Mixing Service Tornado Cash
By / August 8, 2022, 10:50 am EDT

In its first on-chain DeFi protocol sanction, the US Treasury Department added Tornado Cash to its blocked list

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Q&A: Crypto Insider Chris Emms Sheds Light on North Korean Blockchain Conference
By / August 5, 2022, 2:02 pm EDT

Blockworks sat down with arrested crypto insider Christopher Emms to discuss his ill-fated trip to North Korea

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Dubai-based OTC Crypto Exchange Attracts Sanctioned Traders: Report
By / August 1, 2022, 8:00 am EDT

Sanctioned Russians have reportedly flown to Dubai to carry out big over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trades via Coinsfera

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Crypto Insider Stuck in Saudi Arabia Over North Korean Conference
By / July 29, 2022, 3:16 pm EDT

Christopher Emms traveled to North Korea alongside Virgil Griffith for a blockchain conference in 2019, drawing ire of the US

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Kraken Investigated for Allegedly Servicing Crypto Traders in Iran: Report
By / July 27, 2022, 4:27 am EDT

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has reportedly been subject to a Treasury Department investigation since 2019

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