Virgil Griffith, employee of Ethereum Foundation, arrested in the USA

A researcher involved in the development of blockchain products for Ethereum was accused of violating international law. Griffith traveled to North Korea in May. After that, he agreed to develop blockchain products to circumvent US sanctions.

Information came from the office of the New York State Attorney. The press release says what Griffith is being blamed for. He violated the State Department’s ban on participating in the Pyongyang blockchain conference in May 2019. For this, he faces a prison term of up to twenty years.

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