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BTC Could Hit $10K, ‘Stay Away from North Korea,’ Akon City: Hodler’s Digest, Jan....

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

Uncovering the Motives Behind North Korea’s Crypto Conference

Follow up On Jan. 15, the United Nations warned that attending North Korea’s cryptocurrency conference in February will likely constitute a sanctions violation. According to Reuters, this notice was issued in a confidential report that will be submitted to the U.N. Security Council later this mont..

United Nations Says Stay Away From North Korean Crypto Conference

News The United Nations has warned that attending a North Korean cryptocurrency conference in February is likely to constitute a sanctions violation, according to a report by Reuters on Jan. 15. The report follows last week’s indictment of Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith on charges ..

North Korean Hacker Group Modifies Crypto-Stealing Malware

News The Lazarus hacker group, which is allegedly sponsored by the North Korean government, has deployed new viruses to steal cryptocurrency. Major cybersecurity firm Kaspersky reported on Jan. 8 that Lazarus has doubled down its efforts to infect both Mac and Windows users’ computers. The group h..

US Grand Jury Indicts Ethereum Researcher Virgil Griffith Over North Korea Trip

News The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has filed an indictment against Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith on Jan. 7. According to a court filing on Jan. 7, a federal grand jury charged Griffith with conspiracy to violate the International Emergency ..

2019 to 2020: Insiders, Outsiders and Experimenters in Crypto Regulation, Part 3

New Year Special This is the final part of a three-part series covering the regulatory landscape for cryptos in 2019 and thinking about the prospects for 2020. The first two parts covered the “Insiders” of Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, and “Outsider” nations such as China, Russia and ..

$1M Bond to Keep Alleged North Korea Sanctions Violater Griffith in Alabama for Now

News After having been denied bail on Dec. 26, Ethereum foundation researcher Virgil Griffith has now been released on a $1 million bond on the condition that he stay out of California. On Dec. 30, the Inner City Press reported that the 36-year-old Griffith has been released after a bail appeal he..

No Bail for Ethereum Researcher Turned North Korea Advisor Following Incriminating Texts

News Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith has reportedly been denied bail in New York. Currently detained, Griffith is appealing the action. “Griffith was presented yesterday and ordered detained,” James Margolin, the chief public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in So..

Researchers Detect New North Korea-Linked MacOS Malware on Crypto Trading Site

News Security researchers have discovered a new cryptocurrency-related macOS malware believed to be the product of North Korean hackers at the Lazarus Group. As tech-focused publication Bleeping Computer reported on Dec. 4, malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss encountered a malicious software on a w..

Attendee of North Korea’s Crypto Event Says Sanctions Weren’t Discussed

The cryptocurrency community at large was shocked last week when the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York revealed that it had arrested Virgil Griffith, an Ethereum Foundation researcher and prominent member of the blockchain space. The State Attorney accused the in..

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