FBI Arrests WikiScanner Creator & Ethereum Scientist for Assisting North Korea
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Virgil Griffith, a creator of WikiScanner service & research scientist at the Ethereum Foundation, for providing "highly technical information to North Korea, knowing that this information could be used to help North Korea launder money and evade sanctions."

According to the official document on the U.S. Department of Justice website, Griffith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport.

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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman claims Griffith "jeopardized the sanctions" that both Congress and the president have enacted to place maximum pressure on North Korea’s dangerous regime.

Assistant Attorney General John Demers highlights that Griffith allegedly traveled to one of the United States’ foremost adversaries, North Korea, where he "taught his audience how to use blockchain technology to evade sanctions."

"By this complaint, we begin the process of seeking justice for such conduct," Demers added.

Earlier iHodl reported that during a hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs, the FBI Director Christopher A. Wray made it clear that cryptocurrencies are a significant problem that will only get bigger and bigger.

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