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US Blacklists Bitcoin, Ether Addresses Tied to Russian Sanctions-Evasion Efforts
The addresses are linked to Russia's arms exports intermediary, according to OFAC.
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CDCROP: AI Artwork Ethereum Muzzle on statue (DALL-E/CoinDesk)
Is Ethereum’s Censorship Problem Taking a Turn?
New relayers and community efforts have contributed to a decline in censorship on the blockchain
CDCROP: AI Artwork Ethereum Muzzle on statue (DALL-E/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Former COO now CEO of Kraken Dave Ripley (Kraken)
Crypto Exchange Kraken Settles Case With US Treasury Over Serving Customers in Iran
Kraken has agreed to pay $362,159 to settle its potential liability for violating U.S. sanctions.
CDCROP: Former COO now CEO of Kraken Dave Ripley (Kraken)

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US Sanctions 3 Individuals, Dozens of Bitcoin, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Addresses on Opioid Allegations
Sanctioned individuals allegedly sold drugs to U.S. markets through online markets.
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Vitalik Buterin’s New Ethereum Road Map Takes Aim at MEV and Censorship
Amid a number of new changes, Buterin’s new vision for Ethereum adds a section aimed at curtailing the threats of centralization.
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US Treasury Adds to Tornado Cash Sanctions With North Korea WMD Allegations
OFAC first added Tornado Cash to its sanctions list in August.
CDCROP: People watch a television broadcast showing a file image of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

CDCROP: Coin Center executive director Jerry Brito (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Crypto Think Tank Coin Center Sues US Treasury Over Tornado Cash Sanctions
Coin Center is backing a second lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department, alleging its sanctioning of Tornado Cash overstepped legal bounds.
CDCROP: Coin Center executive director Jerry Brito (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

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Crypto Exchange Bittrex to Pay $30M in US Treasury Sanctions Settlement
Crypto exchange Bittrex will pay the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions and money laundering watchdogs $30 million to settle allegations it maintained a poor compliance program between 2014 and 2017.
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How to Stop Illegal Activity on Tornado Cash (Without Using Sanctions)
Rather than sanctioning code, U.S. authorities should have targeted the human intermediaries.
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The Problem Tornado Cash Raises About Base Layer Censorship on Ethereum
Requiring validators and others to censor blocks would be an unwarranted expansion of sanctions law.
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