Crypto mixing services caught up in a storm of controversy

Crypto mixing services caught up in a storm of controversy

Earlier this year, Roman Semenov, co-founder of Tornado Cash, a cryptocurrency mixing service, said it would be “technically impossible” for sanctions to be enforced against decentralized protocols.

“All we do is write code and publish it on GitHub,” Semenov told Bloomberg, referring to the Internet hosting service. “This is pretty close to the definition of free speech, so writing code can’t be illegal.”

“A Target on Your Back”

Tornado Cash has been hit by some headwinds since then, with the recent arrest of a developer and charges involving money laundering that include a group with alleged ties to North Korea.

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