Sanctions

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo has campaigned Congress to provide new authorities to oversee crypto outside the U.S.  (Suzanne Cordiero/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. Treasury Campaigning for Amplified Powers to Chase Crypto Overseas
A top official has asked members of Congress for new laws to extend the Treasury's crypto reach beyond its existing enforcement and sanctions abilities.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo has campaigned Congress to provide new authorities to oversee crypto outside the U.S.  (Suzanne Cordiero/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Bitcoin mine (Eliza Gkritsi/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin's Anti-Censorship Ethos Surfaces After Mining Pool F2Pool Acknowledges 'Filter'
After a blockchain sleuth reported that the Bitcoin mining pool may have censored a transaction from an address blacklisted by U.S. authorities, critics responded, and so did...
Bitcoin mine (Eliza Gkritsi/CoinDesk)

U.S. Treasury Department (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Treasury Targets Gaza Crypto Business in Sanctions to Squeeze Hamas
The Treasury Department issued a list of sanctions that included a business providing money transfers and digital assets exchange services in Gaza.
U.S. Treasury Department (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

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)

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Tornado Cash Developer Roman Storm Pleads Not Guilty to Money Laundering, Other Charges
Prosecutors allege that Storm and fellow developers Roman Semenov and Alexey Pertsev helped bad actors launder over $1 billion in stolen crypto.
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Tornado Cash Indictments May Prove to Be Just a Localized Storm After All
Fears of the case being the start of a new assault on the industry may be overblown.
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Should Russia Bolster or Ban Bitcoin?
The country reportedly backed out of plans to build a "national crypto exchange," the latest sign of indecision.
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