June 7, 2023

Aave blocks Justin Sun's wallet due to sanctions against Tornado Cash

Aave blocks Justin Sun's wallet due to sanctions against Tornado Cash

Aave's DeFi protocol blocked Tron Foundation founder Justin Sun's wallet from accessing the platform after receiving them 0.1 ETH from an anonymous user of the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency mixer.

After adding Tornado Cash to the OFAC sanctions list, an unknown user of the service sent out 0.1 ETH to popular representatives of the crypto industry.

In addition to Justin Sun, the list of recipients includedCoinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, EthHub co-founder Anthony Sassano, crypto trader Loomdart, TV host Jimmy Fallon, YouTube blogger Logan Paul, and Randy Zuckerberg are the sister of CEO Meta.

The Aave team explained that analytical tools from TRM Labs are integrated into the protocol, and blocking occurs automatically. According to the developers, the problem has already been fixed.

Circle previously blacklisted USDC Tornado Cash wallet addresses following sanctions. Infura and Alchemy infrastructure platforms have limited RPC requests to the service.

Decentralized derivatives exchange dYdX has suspended user accounts that previously interacted with the mixer.

Recall that law enforcement officers of the Netherlands arrested the alleged developer of Tornado Cash. According to media reports, we are talking about the co-founder of the service Alexey Pertsev.

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