U.S. Government Links Digital Currency-Addresses To Sanctioned Iranians

Iranian Hackers Develop Ransomware to Secure Bitcoin Amidst Looming U.S. Sanctions

It’s the first time the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has linked Bitcoin addresses to specific individuals. According to Bloomberg’s article published on November 29, 2018, the Treasury Department mentioned in a statement on Wednesday that the two Iran-based individuals, Mohammad Ghorbaniyan and Ali Khorashadizadeh, were responsible for facilitating ransom payments made in Bitcoin. Identifying Illicit Actors in…Read More. The post by Cindy Huynh appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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