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U.S. Sanctions Crypto Mixer Sinbad.io for Role in North Korean Laundering Activities

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced today that it has imposed sanctions on cryptocurrency mixer…

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OFAC Sanctions Gaza-based MSB Buy Cash with Crypto Ties to Hamas Following Terror Attack Against Israel

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it has imposed sanctions on ten…

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OFAC Sanctions Network Involved in China-based Manufacturing of Fentanyl and Other Drugs, Highlights Related Cryptocurrency Addresses

On October 3, 2023, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) brought sanctions against several individuals and companies…

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OFAC Sanctions Mexican and Colombian Nationals Involved in Sinaloa Cartel Fentanyl Trafficking and Money Laundering Via Cryptocurrency

On September 26, 2023, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 10 individuals…

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The U.S. and U.K. Sanction 11 Members of Russia-based Ransomware Group Trickbot

Continuing the crackdown on Russia-based ransomware group Trickbot, the U.K. HM Treasury Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and the…

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OFAC and Crypto Crime: Every OFAC Specially Designated National with Identified Cryptocurrency Addresses

As far back as the early 1800s, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued economic sanctions to achieve foreign…

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OFAC Sanctions Several ISIS and Al-Qaeda Operatives in Maldives, Highlights Crypto Address Controlled by SDN Ali Shafiu

On July 31, 2023, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctioned several individuals and entities associated with…

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OFAC and South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sanction Entities Associated with North Korean Hacking and IT Worker Crypto Payment Schemes

On May 23, 2023, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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OFAC Sanctions Dubai-based Financial Services Firm and CEO for Role in Russian Sanctions Evasion, Includes Crypto Address as SDN Identifier

On May 19, 2023, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 22 individuals and 104 entities operating…

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United States Sanctions and Charges Russia-based Ransomware Developer Mikhail Matveev

On May 16, 2023, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Mikhail Matveev, a Russian national…

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Fraud Shop Genesis Market Shut Down in International Law Enforcement Operation, Sanctioned by OFAC

On April 4, 2023, authorities shut down popular fraud shop Genesis Market and arrested hundreds of its users around the…

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Crypto Donations Provide Fast Relief for Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria

With a death toll now surpassing 47,000, the devastating earthquake on February 6 in Turkey and Syria have left many…

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暗号資産による寄付がトルコ・シリア大地震の犠牲者の迅速な救済に貢献

2 月 6 日にトルコとシリアで発生した壊滅的な地震による死者は、現時点で 4 万 7,000 名に上り、世界の多くの人々が無力感を抱いています。このような惨状に加え、両国の政治的緊張によって物流が困難となり、いずれの国の犠牲者も援助を受けることが困難な状況に陥っています。このような規模の人道的危機が発生すると、人々が救援活動に寄付したいと望んでも、どこに寄付したらよいのか分からなくなることが少なくありません。最大の関心事は、どうすれば資金を本当に必要な人にできるだけ早く届けることができるかということです。 このような時勢において、暗号資産は人々への迅速な支援に向け、重要な役割を果たしてきました。例えば、何百万ドルもの暗号資産がウクライナ支援のため提供されています。暗号資産の利用者は、ロシアによるウクライナ侵攻開始直後の 2022 年 3 月 28 日時点で、既に 5,600 万ドル相当以上の暗号資産をウクライナ政府が用意したアドレスに寄付しているほか、デジタル通貨を受け入れる慈善団体への寄付も行っています。トルコ・シリア大地震の犠牲者救済に対しても、暗号資産が同様の役割を果たせる可能性があります。 Chainalysisでは、現在までに約 590 万ドルの寄付が行われたと推定しており、これは暗号資産がいかに国境を超えて資金を送るための実用的な手段であるかということを示しています。資金を受け取った団体には、トルコ内務省地震人道支援キャンペーン、トルコ赤十字社、セーブ・ザ・チルドレン、Project…

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The U.S. and U.K. Sanction Members of Russia-Based Trickbot Cybercrime Gang

Our data shows ransomware strains related to Trickbot extorted at least $724M worth of crypto, making Trickbot the 2nd highest earning cybercrime group.

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How 2022’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Sanctions Designations Affected Crypto Crime

Agencies like the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and its equivalents in…