CORRECTION (Aug. 12, 12:47 UTC): Corrects headline and body to remove reference to an official message from Tornado Cash. Updates the body to clarify that there are reports of the website being offline for some users.
The Discord channel of sanctioned crypto-mixer Tornado Cash appears to have been taken offline.
- Many users are not able to access Tornado Cash's Discord channel, according to multiple tweets by users.
- Tornado Cash was added to the Office of Foreign Assets Control's sanctioned list on Monday.
- Some users also said that they could not access Tornado Cash's website, most likely due to internet services providers complying with the U.S. government's sanctions. Several users on Twitter, however, appear to bypass this by using special browsers.
- On Friday, a 29-year-old Tornado Cash developer was arrested by Netherland authorities in Amsterdam.
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