Earlier at the moment, the U.S. Division of the Treasury up to date its Specifically Designated Nationals Listing, including a number of people and quite a few cryptocurrency addresses. One of many people added was Artem Mikhaylovich Lifshits — a Russian national, accused of interfering in the U.S. elections.
Along with disclosing his private info, the location lists quite a few cryptocurrency addresses that he allegedly controls. One of many Ethereum addresses, discovered at 0xa7e5d5a720f06526557c513402f2e6b5fa20b00, doesn’t appear to exist, nonetheless.
Supply: U.S. Department of the Treasury.
There was doubtless a mixup someplace within the chain of command and the Treasury meant to blacklist 0xA7e5d5A720f06526557c513402f2e6B5fA20b008 as an alternative.
One other obscure chance is that Russian hackers someway acquired early entry to wallets utilized by ETH 2.0. Cointelegraph has reached out to Vitalik Buterin for remark, however he was both unavailable or we had the mistaken tackle.