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Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’

Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’ Venezuela is pushing back against U.S. sanctions before the World Trade Organization, including ones imposed against its controversial cryptocurrency efforts. The complaint, filed late last month and published this week, addresses a number of actions taken by the U.S. in recent …

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Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent Mohammad Ghorbaniyan says he’s been wrongfully blacklisted. An Iranian bitcoin trader, Ghorbaniyan was among the wallet holders whose names and blockchain addresses were added to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions list last week. But in …

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Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that two bitcoin addresses tied to Iran residents Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan were being added to its Specially Designated Nationals sanctions list, a first for the office. …

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US Regulators Tie Two Bitcoin Addresses to Iranian Ransomware Plot

US Regulators Tie Two Bitcoin Addresses to Iranian Ransomware Plot The U.S. Department of the Treasury is officially adding crypto addresses to its individual sanctions list. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Wednesday that it was adding two Iran residents – Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan …

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Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions Loom

Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions Loom Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to bypass new economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. A plan to develop an “indigenous” cryptocurrency is currently on the agenda of the government’s Science and Technology Department, according …

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The Crypto Community Must Use the Blockchain to Self-Police

The Crypto Community Must Use the Blockchain to Self-Police Yaya J. Fanusie is the director of analysis at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. He tweets at @signcurve. Self-policing illicit activity on the blockchain may soon be a necessity for the cryptocurrency space. The …

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