On 28 September, The Diplomat reported that US citizen Virgil Griffith had pleaded guilty to providing technical advice to North Korea on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade sanctions. He will be sentenced in January. He travelled to North Korea in April 2019 to attend and present at the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference where it is said that he worked with “others” to provide cryptocurrency services aimed at assisting North Korea in evading sanctions.
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