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US Treasury lists BTC, ETH addresses tied to Russian sanctions evasion group

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury has added two cryptocurrency wallets allegedly connected to a Russian sanctions evasion network as part of its list of Specially Designated Nationals.In a Feb. 1 announcement, OFAC said it had added one Bitcoin (BTC) address and

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US Blacklists Bitcoin, Ether Addresses Tied to Russian Sanctions Evasion Efforts

"As part of these efforts, Igor and Jonatan Zimenkov both had direct correspondence with sanctioned Russian defense firms," an OFAC press release said. "They have additionally been involved in multiple deals for Russian cybersecurity and helicopter sales abroad and have engaged directly with Rosoboroneksport’s potential clients to enable sales of

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Ethereum’s Buterin Proposes ‘Stealth Addresses’ to Enhance Privacy Protections

Privacy has been a big concern for the Ethereum ecosystem, given that transacting on the blockchain is public. There are already some privacy mechanisms. One notable example, Tornado Cash, has limits, Buterin noted, saying it can only hide “mainstream fungible assets such as ETH [ether] or major ERC-20s.” Source

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Talks on Privacy with Stealth Addresses

Vitalik pointed out that there has been no viable stealth address solution thus far, even though it offers a more functional and comprehensive privacy solution when compared to the now-sanctioned crypto mixer Tornado Cash.Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder and the most popular figure behind the Ethereum blockchain network has shared insights

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Bitcoin accumulation addresses near record 800K despite whale selling

Bitcoin (BTC) accumulation is nearing a new milestone this Christmas as redistribution of the BTC supply continues.Data from on-chain analytics firm Glassnode shows that the total BTC balance of so-called “accumulation addresses” is nearing all-time highs."HODL-only" BTC addresses climb closer to 1 million markBehind the scenes in the 2022 Bitcoin

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