Sanctions-Hit Iran A ‘Heaven’ for Bitcoin Mining, Says Gov’t Official
Iranian authorities are wrestling with the rising number of citizens turning to Bitcoin mining and use as a means of coping with a sanctions-crippled economy.
18 JULY 2019
North Korea Encroaches on Burgeoning Crypto Sector in Southeast Asia
North Korea, an authoritarian state that has been under UN sanctions for more than 40 years, could rely on cryptocurrencies in order to circumvent these sanctions. According to the recent CNBC article, which cites a new report published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Kim Jong-un’s ambitions could take a toll on the burgeoning crypto sector in Southeast Asia.
16 APRIL 2019
North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel
North Korea has been carrying out major cryptocurrency hacks to bypass economic sanctions, according to a United Nations (U.N.) Security Council expert panel report.
8 MARCH 2019
US Lawmakers Seek Sanctions Against Iran’s Cryptocurrency Efforts
A bill introduced this week in Congress takes a hard line on Iran’s efforts to develop its own cryptocurrency.
22 DECEMBER 2018
Iranians Still Profiting From Bitcoin Mining Despite Market Crash and US Sanctions
Iranians are turning to Bitcoin (BTC) mining due to economic difficulties caused by sanctions by the United States, International affairs think tank Atlantic Council reported Dec. 17.
19 DECEMBER 2018
US Senators Seek Stronger Sanctions on Venezuela's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing for tighter sanctions against Venezuela's state-backed cryptocurrency, known as the petro.
6 OCTOBER 2018
SEC Seeks Court Sanction Against PlexCoin ICO Founders
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking further action against the founders of the PlexCoin crypto scheme, which it had previously shut down as a fraud.
26 SEPTEMBER 2018
US SEC Seeks Sanctions Against Individuals Behind Alleged Crypto Scam PlexCoin
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking sanctions against the individuals behind the allegedly fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) known as PlexCoin, Finance Feeds reports September 26.
26 SEPTEMBER 2018
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.
26 JULY 2018
Crimean Gov’t Considers Crypto Fund To Attract Foreign Investment, Avoid Sanctions
The Crimean government is considering the possibility of creating a cryptocurrency fund for foreign investors in order to avoid sanctions, local meda TASS reported April 18.
20 APRIL 2018
Venezuelan Politician Blasts US Sanctions as Petro ICO Goes Public
A senior politician from Venezuela's ruling party has denounced the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against its recently launched national cryptocurrency, the oil-backed petro.
20 MARCH 2018
Chat App Giant Telegram Bans Sanctioned Individuals, Territories From ICO – Report
Persons on international sanctions lists, their relatives, and those from sanctioned territories are among those barred from Telegram’s closed token sale rounds, local Russian business journal RBC reports today, March 15.
15 MARCH 2018
Trump Sanctions on North Korea Won't Stop Crypto Hacks, Senator Says
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on North Korea last week, but one U.S. senator has said that the measures don't go far enough in deterring the reclusive country's efforts to steal cryptocurrencies.
1 MARCH 2018
Venezuela's Cryptocurrency Plans Draw Ire at US Senate Hearing
Venezuela's controversial plan to create an oil-backed cryptocurrency ignited debate and discussion at a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday.
6 FEBRUARY 2018