US cryptocurrency expert pleads guilty to violating North Korea sanctions

Virgil Griffith, a US citizen and cryptocurrency expert, has pleaded guilty in US federal court to 1 count of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Department of Justice Press Release. In April 2019, Mr Griffith violated US sanctions on North Korea by travelling to the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference and presenting technical advice on using …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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