How cryptocurrency helps fund Hamas
Oct 13, 2023

How cryptocurrency helps fund Hamas

Crypto is one funding mechanisms that has allowed Hamas to evade U.S. sanctions. Also: the latest on crude oil prices and government bonds.

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Crypto is one way Hamas gets its funding

But it's only one tool for evading sanctions. And it's actually easier to track cryptocurrency movement than you might think.
In April, Hamas announced it would no longer be taking donations in crypto because law enforcement has been able "to trace and track these flows," said Ari Redbord of TRM Labs.
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