Cryptocurrency

Virtual Currencies & U.S. Sanctions

Diaz Trade Law’s President, Jennifer Diaz, and Associate Attorney, Sharath Patil, are enthusiastic to announce that our article, “Virtual Currencies & U.S. Sanctions” was published by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) in its Winter 2021 newsletter.

Our article focuses on virtual currencies scrutiny under U.S. sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) given the potential national security and foreign policy threats posed by their increasingly widespread use.

Below is the article for your reading pleasure.

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OFAC Targets Russian Crypto Platform

Treasury’s Ransomware Advisory

Recent administrations have rightfully been concerned about ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware used to extort users – the software locks your device and then demands a ransom for its release. Ransomware attacks are increasing in scale, sophistication, and frequency, victimizing governments, individuals, and private companies around the world. In 2020, ransomware payments reached over $400 million, more than four times their level in 2019. The U.S. government estimates that these payments represent just a fraction of the economic harm caused by cyber-attacks, but they underscore the objectives of those who seek to weaponize technology for personal gain.

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Why China’s Cryptocurrency Miners are Moving to Texas

In May 2021, China announced a crackdown on cryptocurrency mining and trading. In recent months, China has doubled down on its new policy by targeting businesses involved in the mining and trading of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. China’s is prohibiting cryptocurrency mining and trading for many reasons, including:

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