GitHub Unbans Crypto Mixing Platform Tornado Cash
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Despite Tornado Cash’s illegal status in the US, GitHub unbanned crypto-mingling platform Tornado Cash.
Tornado Cash is an Ethereum blockchain-based Tornado Cash platform that provides crypto mixing services for crypto users to remain anonymous. In the past, many bad actors used the Tornado Cash platform to facilitate illegal money transfers. In the last year alone, Tornado Cash was used to launder over a billion dollars.
On September 22, Preston Van Loon, a core developer of the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem, announced to the crypto community that open source sharing platform GitHub had officially lifted the ban on Tornado Cash. Now open source and previously developed shared open source on GitHub are available.
The Ethereum developer confirmed that Tornado Cash’s open source code is available in read-only format, and further development work is not allowed on GitHub, as it may encourage the use of Tornado Cash, which is illegal under US jurisdiction. .
“ has everything in read-only mode, but it is progressing from an outright ban. I still encourage @github to roll back all actions and restore the repositories to their previous state,” the Ethereum developer said.
Earlier on September 13, this Ethereum developer cited a statement from the US Treasury Department saying that it is legal to share Tornado Cash’s open source code, and urged GitHub to remove the ban on Tornado Cash.
No chance for Uban in Tornado Cash
On September 8th, the United States Treasury issued a public statement on the Tornado Cash ban and talked about the main reasons for banning the Tornado Cash crypto-mingling platform.
The US Treasury Department’s announcement of the Tornado Cash ban confirmed that there are no plans to allow Tornado Cash to be used as a legitimate activity.
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