Tag: clarity around tornado cash

Sep 24 2022

Tornado Cash News: GitHub Repository Back Up, The Lawsuit, And The Hole It Left

We’ll keep discussing the Tornado Cash situation because this is a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency industry. Lines are being drawn. The future of privacy for cryptocurrency-related operations is at stake. One could even say that the future of the industry as a whole is at stake. Does the cryptocurrency industry has a future without basic privacy tools like Tornado Cash? In any...

Sep 22 2022

Banking Insider To Governments: You Should Want Bitcoin To Be Way More Private

According to this banking insider, the governments have it all wrong. Bitcoin is one of the least private assets out there, and they should change policies for the pendulum to swing the other way. In the banking insider’s opinion, instead of protecting them, the governments have been harming their citizens with the current draconian measures. That sounds convenient for bitcoiners, sure, but this...

Sep 14 2022

The OFAC Answers Questions About The Tornado Cash Sanctions, Uncertainty Remains

The Tornado Cash situation is a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. Why did the OFAC sanction a piece of software? And why did Dutch authorities arrest a sole developer? Those are not the question we’ll answer today. The OFAC updated the frequently asked questions on Tornado Cash-related matters. The answers focus on the details of the sanctions and not on the...

Aug 26 2022

Is This The Reason Dutch Authorities Arrested The Alleged Tornado Cash Developer?

The plot thickens. Did the supposed Tornado Cash developer arrested in The Netherlands have ties to a Russian security agency? Is a job in 2017 for a company with tenuous connections to Russia enough to justify the arrest? As Bitcoinist told you and...

Aug 24 2022

The EFF Calls Out OFAC, Ratifies Code Is Speech, Asks For Developers Protection

Does the OFAC not know that code is speech? Yesterday, we covered the EFF’s demands for clarity around the Tornado Cash situation and the case they’re defending. Today, we’ll dig into a simple idea, the reason code is protected under free speech laws. As it has for decades in the US. As a bonus, we’ll add the reasons developers need to know that...

Aug 23 2022

The EFF Calls Out OFAC, Asks For Clarity Around The Tornado Cash Situation

It’s time for the EFF to speak out on the Tornado Cash situation. The OFAC sanctioning a smart contract might’ve been going a step too far, they stepped into the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s turf. We could summarize the EFF’s case with this sentence: “for decades, U.S. courts have recognized that code is speech.” It’s as simple as that, but the government and the...

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