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.
DeFi marks a perfect entry into 2023 with a bullish January and TVL nearing $50 billion.
DeFi enjoys a prolific start to 2023: Finance Redefined
Three main addresses sent 17,278 Ether to six exchanges, which managed to freeze at least some of the stolen funds.
North Korean hackers try to launder $27M in ETH from Harmony bridge attack
The FBI also confirmed earlier reports this month by figures such as ZachXBT that the hackers had started moving a large chunk of the funds around via privacy p...
North Korea’s Lazarus Group masterminded $100M Harmony hack: FBI confirms
Investment firm Fidelity recently filed trademarks that showed its intentions to enter the NFT and metaverse space.
Fidelity plans NFT marketplace: Nifty Newsletter, Dec. 21–27
State-sponsored Lazarus Group and associated hackers have had a busy year, and 2023 may see even more activity, the cybersecurity lab warned.
North Korean hackers are pretending to be crypto VCs in new phishing scheme — Kaspersky
The hackers created decoy websites impersonating NFT marketplaces, NFT projects and even a DeFi platform.
North Korean hackers stealing NFTs using nearly 500 phishing domains
Andrew Fierman highlighted the nuances of sanctions depending on who is involved, what is at stake and where they’re coming from.
Proactive sanctions can help spare the ecosystem: Chainalysis exec