OFAC’s designation of Tornado Cash to the SDN list has broad implications, including how cryptocurrency mining and bridging may act in the future.
Nicholas Weaver is a senior staff researcher focusing on computer security at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, and Chief Mad Scientist/CEO/Janitor of Skerry Technologies, a developer of low cost autonomous drones. All opinions are his own.
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