The pitfalls of risk assessment in cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin addresses now in US sanctions lists

Henry Burrows of Alaco Analytics

Henry Burrows of Alaco Analytics

Last month, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), employing the so-called Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, sanctioned three Chinese nationals for their role in an international drug trafficking ring.

In of itself, the move is not unusual. But looking beyond the headlines, OFAC's press release contains some intriguing information. According to the agency, the Chinese group had laundered much of its...

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