Cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith pleads guilty to helping North Korea skirt sanctions


Virgil Griffith, 38, a U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to a count of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a charge for which he could face up to two decades in prison. Griffith will be sentenced on January 1. He is known for his work in developing Ethereum, which allows digital money purchases.



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