The world’s largest cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. exchange blocks accounts of family members of Kremlin officials.
Ya Binance, the world’s largest exchange, had reported it: last week it had said that after the sanctions against Russia, for its invasion of Ukraine, would limit the exchange of cryptocurrencies for high amounts to individuals and entities. of that enormous nation.
Now, the news goes further, because it points out names of people linked to the government. According to a report by Bloomberg , Binance blocked the accounts of some relatives of Kremlin officials.
The report highlights that Binance Holdings Ltd. closed several accounts linked to relatives of senior government officials amid a wave of international sanctions against the country in the wake of the war.
Blocked family members
The exchange said Polina Kovaleva, the stepdaughter of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Elizaveta Peskova, the daughter of President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, were among those blocked in the past two months.
Binance said he also banned Kirill Malofeev, son of Konstantin Malofeev, a tycoon accused by the U.S. Treasury Department of being a key source of funding for Russians promoting separatism in Crimea.
El exchange businesses that allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. is continuing its checks to look for more people associated with sanctioned individuals who may be using its services, according to Chagri Poyraz, the Vancouver-based company’s global head of sanctions.
“What is different is that our compliance screen operations are ‘proactive’, aiming to detect and deter the risk of financial crime prior to any regulatory or legal action towards these individuals or entities.” dijo.
In addition, the report of Bloomberg adds that Poyraz, a former compliance officer at the bank HSBC Holdings Plc said that Binance blocked the exchange of virtual currency currency is a medium of exchange that defines value. Garantex el 11 de marzo, varias semanas antes de que la Oficina de Control de Activos Extranjeros del Tesoro de EE. UU. atacara a la entidad.
Binance said it blocked Elizaveta Peskova on March 3, when she tried to use the exchange through an external broker. She was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department the following week.
The company closed Kovaleva’s account an account is essentially a whose purpose is to track the financial activities of a specific asset/ on March 24, the same day she was sanctioned by the UK. Malofeev, who was appointed by the U.S. Treasury on April 20, blocked his Binance accounts this week, the company said.
Peskova, Kovaleva and Malofeev did not respond to the request for answers made by Bloomberg.
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