Israeli Authorities Issue Arrest Warrant For 84 Terrorist-related Crypto Addresses
Israel’s National Bureau of Combating the Financing of Terrorism has issued an arrest warrant for 84 cryptocurrency wallets allegedly controlled by the Hamas terrorist group.
As explained on the agency’s website, a significant amount of money in Bitcoins, Tether (USDT) and Dogecoin (DOGE) was sent to these wallets under the guise of donations.
According to Elliptic estimates, the total amount after the completion of transfers was $7.7 million, of which $4.1 million in USDT, $3.4 million in Bitcoins, $40,235 in DOGE.
Talking to The Block, Elliptic co-founder Tom Robinson stated that not all addresses are terrorism-related. Among the identified wallets are those that belong to brokers or are used to replenish deposits on Bitcoin exchanges. But he did not specify exactly who owned each address.
Earlier, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) submitted a request for a subscription to the Chainalysis analytical software. The reason for the request was the cooperation of the US government with foreign partners in the investigation of cases of money laundering and terrorist financing.