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US Treasury Department Blacklists 20 Bitcoin Addresses Tied to Alleged North Korean Hackers

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control has added 20 new bitcoin addresses associated with two individuals to its list of sanctioned individuals.According to an update to OFAC's "Specially Designated Nationals" (SDN) list, Jiadong Li and Yinyin Tian are accused of being linked to the Lazarus Group, a

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Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with a hacker group of Russian origin. The allegation was reported by CryptoX Japan on June 16.As CryptoX has reported, in January 2018, Coincheck suffered an

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Data Shows Millions Leaving Crypto Wallets Tied to Long-Troubled Exchange

The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether from two wallets indirectly linked to the troubled Russian exchange WEX. The accounts were frozen on October 25, Leah Li, a spokeswoman for Binance, told CoinDesk. The action was taken in response to pleas from WEX

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Ukrainian National Bank Considering Launching State Digital Currency Tied to Local Fiat

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is considering launching a state-owned digital currency based on blockchain, local news outlet Vesti Ukraine reported Tuesday, September 25.NBU says that the blockchain-based hryvnia, or e-hryvnia, has to be centralized and remain under government control, Vesti Ukraine writes. The state-backed coin is expected to

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