Fentanyl

U.S. authorities cracked down on another ring of fentanyl suppliers they say are tied to Chinese companies and using cryptocurrency to move money. (Photo illustration by Jesse Hamilton)
Chinese Firms Used Crypto Payments to Run Fentanyl Network, U.S. Claims in Charges
The U.S. Department of Justice charged eight companies with illegal drug production, distribution and sales of precursor chemicals, saying they used cryptocurrency to move mon...
U.S. authorities cracked down on another ring of fentanyl suppliers they say are tied to Chinese companies and using cryptocurrency to move money. (Photo illustration by Jesse Hamilton)

OFAC sanctions Ethereum wallet (Pixabay)
Ethereum Wallet Tied to Sinaloa Cartel Sanctioned by U.S. Government
The wallet is tied to a money laundering operation that transfers proceeds from fentanyl sales to Sinaloa cartel leaders in Mexico, officials said.
OFAC sanctions Ethereum wallet (Pixabay)

Elliptic Chief Legal Officer on Crypto's Fentanyl Trade
Elliptic Chief Legal Officer on Crypto's Fentanyl Trade
Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic’s recent research has found that crypto is being used in the trade of fentanyl and that the attackers behind the Atomic Wallet hack are usin...
Elliptic Chief Legal Officer on Crypto's Fentanyl Trade

Hong Kong's Crypto Plans; Dogecoin Volatility Explosion Ahead?
Hong Kong's Crypto Plans; Dogecoin Volatility Explosion Ahead?
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has started accepting applications for crypto trading platform licenses. Separately, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) i...
Hong Kong's Crypto Plans; Dogecoin Volatility Explosion Ahead?

Bitcoin Slips Closer to $27K; Sen. Warren Calls for Shutdown of Crypto Funding for Fentanyl
Bitcoin Slips Closer to $27K; Sen. Warren Calls for Shutdown of Crypto Funding for Fentanyl
CoinDesk's Jenn Sanasie breaks down the major stories shaping the crypto industry on "CoinDesk Daily" as bitcoin (BTC) slips closer to $27,000, after a top U.S. Federal Reserv...
Bitcoin Slips Closer to $27K; Sen. Warren Calls for Shutdown of Crypto Funding for Fentanyl

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls for Shutdown of Crypto Funding for Fentanyl
In a Senate hearing, a top U.S. Treasury official said Chinese drug makers have found crypto payments “appealing,” and Warren cited Elliptic research to back a push for legisl...
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Crypto’s Fentanyl Trade Worth Tens of Millions: Security Researchers
Crypto’s Fentanyl Trade Worth Tens of Millions: Security Researchers
Law enforcement around the world has long pointed to China as being a source of deadly fentanyl as well as the precursors used to manufacture it. New research from both Chaina...
Crypto’s Fentanyl Trade Worth Tens of Millions: Security Researchers