OFAC sanctions cryptocurrency addresses tied to Russian troll farm that interfered in U.S. elections

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said Thursday that it has sanctioned three employees of the Russian-based Internet Research Agency for its interference in U.S. elections as well as a series of associated cryptocurrency addresses.

Thursday's statement and accompanying details included specific addresses for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Bitcoin SV and Dash as part of the financial sanctions. The Internet Research Agency (IRA)'s use of cryptocurrency was established back in 2018, when U.S. prosecutors ac