North Korea News
North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is an East Asian country on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s population is over 25 million people, 1.21 million of which are active-duty soldiers. North Korea is under the rule of its leader Kim Jong-un, who is considered to have the most human rights violations in the contemporary world. North Korean laws made its economy heavily nationalized, which even led to a refusal of a taxation system. North Korean Bitcoin policies are yet to be officially established as their nationalized economy, closed borders, anti-human mobility laws and censorship of the internet all make it extremely hard for North Koreans to have some use for Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies, as a money without central authority and high anonymity, violate North Korean laws that were not established specially for blockchain-based technologies, but previous laws crafted for other purposes.
United Nations sanctions experts advise against attending North Korean cryptocurrency conference, or risking sanctions violations.
United Nations Says Stay Away From North Korean Crypto Conference
The allegedly North Korea-sponsored hackers known as Lazarus have deployed new viruses to steal cryptocurrency.
North Korean Hacker Group Modifies Crypto-Stealing Malware
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York indicted Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith on Jan. 7.
US Grand Jury Indicts Ethereum Researcher Virgil Griffith Over North Korea Trip
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From Switzerland and Malta to North Korea and Iran: Overview of experimental crypto regulations around the globe.
2019 to 2020: Insiders, Outsiders and Experimenters in Crypto Regulation, Part 3
Ethereum researcher turned North Korea advisor has been released on a $1 million bail, and is allowed to travel but will have to stay out of California.
$1M Bond to Keep Alleged North Korea Sanctions Violater Griffith in Alabama for Now
NY courts rejected bail for ETH researcher Virgil Griffith after he allegedly taught crypto to North Koreans and renounced his U.S. status via text.
No Bail for Ethereum Researcher Turned North Korea Advisor Following Incriminating Texts
Security researchers have discovered a new cryptocurrency-related macOS malware believed to be developed by North Korean hackers at the Lazarus Group.
Researchers Detect New North Korea-Linked MacOS Malware on Crypto Trading Site