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blender. io (blender) is a virtual currency mixer that operates on the bitcoin blockchain and indiscriminately facilitates illicit transactions by obfuscating their origin, destination, and counterparties. blender was used in the laundering process for dprk’s axie infinity heist, processing over $20. 5 million in illicit proceeds. ofac’s investigation also identified blender’s facilitation of money-laundering for, among others, russian-linked malign ransomware groups including trickbot, conti, ryuk, sodinokibi, and gandcrab. blender is being designated under us sanctions for having assisted cyber-enabled activity contributing to a significant threat to the national security of the united states.
- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea