The US Treasury has sanctioned an Ethereum wallet associated with a Mexican national, Mario Alberto Jimenez Castro, for alleged involvement in facilitating illicit fentanyl transactions. The wallet has been linked to a significant international criminal syndicate, and Jimenez Castro is said to be overseeing a money laundering operation using digital currencies. The Treasury has imposed sanctions on ten individuals, including those connected to the Sinaloa Cartel. Industry leaders and policymakers have criticized the Treasury’s actions against crypto mixer Tornado Cash, but a judge ruled in favor of the US government. The article concludes with a disclaimer about the risks and lack of regulation in the crypto market.
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