On 25 April, Reuters reported that The US DoJ has announced the indictment of 2 Europeans for allegedly conspiring with a recently sentenced US cryptocurrency researcher to help North Korea evade US sanctions.  It is said that Spanish national Alejandro Cao De Benos, 47, and Briton Christopher Emms, 30, worked together to plan and organise a cryptocurrency conference in Pyongyang in 2019.  Virgil Griffith, a prominent US hacker and programmer who worked on developing the digital currency Ethereum, was sentenced earlier this month in connection with the same conference.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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