US Gov’t Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and warning the cryptocurrency and financial communities that anyone transacting with the accused could be subject to secondary sanctions. Involvement in the SamSam Ransomware Attacks The OFAC stated that the […]

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Top 5 Richest Bitcoin Addresses Belong to Exchanges

The richest Bitcoin addresses are owned by cryptocurrency exchanges. Collectively, these addresses hold less than 3.5 percent of all bitcoins. Richest Bitcoin Addresses Hold $3.1 Billion Not surprisingly, the top 5 wealthiest Bitcoin addresses belong to cryptocurrency exchanges. All of them hold a total of 592,943 BTC, which is currently worth around $3,150 billion. This […]

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