S&C Critical Insights – U.S. Sanctions Considerations for Virtual Currency Industry

April 6, 2022

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights, Katy McArthur and Tony Lewis discuss guidance from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on complying with U.S. sanctions in connection with virtual assets. The podcast explores the application of OFAC guidance for U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals who participate in the virtual currency industry, as well as recent commentary by other U.S. authorities regarding potential “red flags” for the use of virtual currency by those who may be affiliated with sanctioned Russian or Belarusian entities, especially when those entities or agents of those entities may be attempting to evade sanctions.