Ethereum Guru Gets 5 Years For Violating North Korean Sanctions

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By Ellen Chang He admitted violating federal law and was sentenced to 63 months in prison. An ethereum developer who violated U.S. sanctions when he went to North Korea to give a blockchain technology presentation has received 63 months in prison. Virgil Griffith received the sentencing on April 12 from U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, who said the cryptocurrency expert was aware that going to North Korea was illegal. Griffith, 39, went to the country in 2019 despite the knowledge that traveling to the country was not legal in an attempt to become “a crypto hero to be admired and praised f…

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