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North Korean Hackers Jailed for Years of Heists and Scams

In The News, 18 February 2021
Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
The indictment outlines how the North Koreans—specifically Kim Il—made plans to launch a cryptocurrency token scheme called Marine Chain, which would sell a blockchain-based stake in marine vessels including cargo ships. According to the British think tank the Royal United Services Institute, Marine Chain was identified by the United Nations as a North Korean sanctions-evasion scheme in 2018; it's not clear if it ever got off the ground.

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