Wow was just arrested for traveling "to one of the United States’ foremost adversaries, North Korea, where he taught his audience how to use blockchain technology to evade sanctions." The DOJ is paying attention
Manhattan U.S. Attorney announces arrest of US citizen Virgil Griffith for assisting North Korea in evading sanctions going to the DPRK crypto conference and giving a talk on, literally, how to evade sanctions
Virgil was a friend of Aaron Swartz too - I can't help but think of the deja vu here of US prosecutors overstretching the law. They want to put him in jail for 20 years for giving a talk on blockchain tech at a conference in North Korea.
The US just charged with trying to help North Korea evade sanctions. Maximum sentence is 20 years.
huh, did someone graduate from “harvesting data on Tor users to sell to Interpol” to “helping North Korea evade sanctions”?
Virgil Griffith arrested for aiding North Korea
imagine asking the State Department if you could go to North Korea, being told no unequivocally, then not only going anyway but also tweeting about it wouldn't be surprised if this whole incident stems from a mental health crisis tbh. hope he'll be okay
Holy shit the US arrested for going to North Korea and his activities there.
Sanctions are an act of war. People enacting sanctions are waging war. People opposing sanctions are opposing war. #FreeVirgil #NorthKorea #USA
So the US government wants to put this guy in jail for 20 years because he gave a talk on blockchain tech - essentially a fancy version of Git.
FFS ! Assistant AG Demers: “Despite receiving warnings not to go, Griffith allegedly traveled to one of the US’ foremost adversaries, North Korea, where he taught his audience how to use blockchain technology to evade sanctions."
Ethereum Foundation scientist arrested for assisting North Korea in evading sanctions. From , “’s presentation DPRK Conference had been approved by DPRK officials and focused on ... how ‘smart contracts,’ could be used to benefit the DPRK.”