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Ethereum Dev Contests Charges Of Violating US-North Korea Sanctions

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • Virgil Griffith was indicted by the US. Department of Justice in January 2020 for speaking at a North Korean crypto conference in April 2019.
  • Prosecutors accuse Griffith of teaching North Korean officials to circumvent U.S. sanctions by using cryptocurrencies.
  • Griffith contends that all information he shared with North Korean officials is already in the public domain and cannot be classified as restricted services.
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