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CDCrop "#Free Alexey" Pertsev MI2022 (Trevor & Violet Jones/CoinDesk)
‘We Are All F****d’: The Developers of Tornado Cash and the Future of Crypto
The arrest of a web developer for the now-sanctioned currency mixer Tornado Cash has raised questions about whom states can hold responsible when bad actors use software to commit crimes. That's why Alexey Pertsev is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
CDCrop "#Free Alexey" Pertsev MI2022 (Trevor & Violet Jones/CoinDesk)

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Ukrainian Government Puts Binance Payment Service Integration on Hold
The move has upset local crypto exchanges and entrepreneurs, who have shown their displeasure by blocking BNB trades on their platforms.
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CDCROP: Former COO now CEO of Kraken Dave Ripley (Kraken)
Crypto Exchange Kraken Settles Case With US Treasury Over Serving Customers in Iran
Kraken has agreed to pay $362,159 to settle its potential liability for violating U.S. sanctions.
CDCROP: Former COO now CEO of Kraken Dave Ripley (Kraken)

CDCROP: Free Alex Pertsev poster spotted outside the courthouse (Jack Schickler/CoinDesk)
Tornado Cash Developer Alexey Pertsev to Remain in Jail Until at Least Late Februrary
Pertsev, a Russian national living in the Netherlands, has been accused of facilitating money laundering by developing the now sanctioned app
CDCROP: Free Alex Pertsev poster spotted outside the courthouse (Jack Schickler/CoinDesk)

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US Sanctions 3 Individuals, Dozens of Bitcoin, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Addresses on Opioid Allegations
Sanctioned individuals allegedly sold drugs to U.S. markets through online markets.
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CDCROP: People watch a television broadcast showing a file image of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
US Treasury Adds to Tornado Cash Sanctions With North Korea WMD Allegations
OFAC first added Tornado Cash to its sanctions list in August.
CDCROP: People watch a television broadcast showing a file image of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

CDCROP: Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao (CoinDesk)
Binance CEO Zhao Suggests Exchange Might Still Allow Russian Users
While the crypto exchange's EU entities have complied with sanctions against Russia, the decision isn't as clear outside of Europe, the Binance CEO said.
CDCROP: Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao (CoinDesk)

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US Alleges 5 Russian Nationals Used Crypto as Part of Sanctions Evasion, Smuggling Scheme
Defendants allegedly laundered "millions of dollars" using Tether.
CDCROP: Department of Justice (Shutterstock)

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Russian Journalists, Activists Kicked Off Crypto Exchanges Due to EU Sanctions
The European Commission last week boosted restrictions on providing financial services to Russians.
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CDCROP: Coin Center executive director Jerry Brito (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Crypto Think Tank Coin Center Sues US Treasury Over Tornado Cash Sanctions
Coin Center is backing a second lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department, alleging its sanctioning of Tornado Cash overstepped legal bounds.
CDCROP: Coin Center executive director Jerry Brito (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)