Former Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for North Korea Trip

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Former [Ethereum](https://www.coincarp.com/currencies/ethereum/) developer Virgil Griffith will serve 63 months in prison and pay a $100,000 fine for helping North Koreans use cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions. In September, Griffith pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate international sanctions against North Korea. Griffith was arrested in November 2019 after giving a talk at a [cryptocurrency conference in Pyongyang](https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/09/27/7-nights-in-pyongyang-inside-the-north-korean-trip-that-got-ethereums-virgil-griffith-arrested/) in April of that year.