Israeli officials have moved to seize potentially millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from addresses it says are controlled by Hamas.
“A number of them are deposit addresses at exchanges, while others belong to brokers,” Elliptic co-founder Tom Robinson told CoinDesk.
The blockchain-sleuthing firm said the seizure order indicates “that Hamas is now using a range of crypto assets,” an evolution of the terror group’s previous reliance on bitcoin alone.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz greenlit the seizure order on June 30 “having been convinced” that the wallets were linked to the terror group or used to “perpetrate a severe terror crime,” according to the seizure order.
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