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Crypto Update: OFAC Backtracks, but Tornado Cash Sanctions Already Set a Terrifying Precedent
With bitcoin sliding on Friday after gaining 5.1% on Thursday, but overall, remaining resilient under tough market conditions, plus a look at the implications of OFACs overreach, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with its latest news roundup.
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US Treasury Blacklists Several More Bitcoin Addresses Allegedly Tied to Iran Ransomware Attacks
The sanctions watchdog agency added several bitcoin addresses allegedly used in ransomware attacks to its blacklist.
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US Treasury Explains How Americans Can Recover Crypto Locked in Tornado Cash
The Treasury's sanctions watchdog added Tornado Cash to its blacklist last month.
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Crypto Engineers, Investors Sue US Treasury Over Tornado Cash Sanctions
The Treasury’s sanctions watchdog, OFAC, exceeded its authority in blacklisting smart contract wallets, six plaintiffs allege in a new suit.
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Can Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Projects Avoid OFAC Sanctions?
Bitcoin that’s been sent through privacy-preserving mixers could be vulnerable to censorship. But there are some workarounds in progress.
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Wife of Arrested Tornado Cash Developer Denies Russia Secret Service Links
Financial-crime analysts at Kharon have connected Alexey Pertsev, who is currently in a Dutch prison awaiting trial on suspicion of facilitating money laundering via crypto protocols, to Russian espionage.
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US Lawmaker Emmer Asks Treasury Department to Explain Tornado Cash Sanctions
Treasury's sanctions watchdog sanctioned Tornado Cash earlier this month on allegations it helped North Korea's Lazarus Group launder millions of stolen crypto funds.
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Can Ethereum Fight Back Against the US’ Sweeping Censorship Attempt?
In a world where Ethereum users don’t want to be censored, there may be a way to push back.
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Tornado Cash Fallout: Can Ethereum Be Censored?
In light of OFAC’s Tornado Cash sanctions, Ethereum's community debates what to do if validators censor sanctioned addresses.
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The Downside of Sanctioning Tornado Cash
OFAC’s blacklisting of an Ethereum smart contract stands to compromise innocent users’ privacy while doing little to stop bad actors.
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