September 27, 2023

Tornado Cash User Sent Ethereum to Multiple Addresses

Tornado Cash User Sent Ethereum to Multiple Addresses

Astaria project CTO Joseph DeLonge discovered the movement of small amounts in Ethereum from the wallets of a sub-sanctioned mixer Tornado Cash to the addresses of well-known representatives of the crypto industry.

Some in the community have suggested that this is some sort of protest against OFAC's actions.

According to Etherscan, many transactionsproduced in the amount of 0.1 ETH. Among the recipients are EthHub co-founder Anthony Sassano, Loomdart crypto trader, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, TV host Jimmy Fallon, YouTuber Logan Paul, and Randy Zuckerberg.

“This can create problems for recipients.For example, if ether is sent to the wallet of an organization operating in the United States, such as a crypto exchange, then it may need to freeze the funds, ”The Block commented on the situation.

One Twitter user suggested the idea of ​​creating an app that blocks unwanted incoming transfers to an Ethereum address.

Recall that on August 8, the Tornado Cash website and 39 Ethereum and 6 USDC addresses associated with it fell under US sanctions.

According to OFAC, since the creation of the mixer in 2019In 2018, with its help, the attackers laundered more than $7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies. Over $455 million of them are associated with the activities of the North Korean hacker group Lazarus Group.

Circle soon blacklisted the USDC addresses of Tornado Cash wallets. Infura and Alchemy infrastructure platforms blocked RPC requests to the mixing service.

Experts assessed the consequences of sanctions against the Tornado Cash mixer

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