The three were engaged in crypto activities themselves, and the U.S. Treasury Department says they were tied to the networks of DPRK entities laundering stolen crypto or moving illicit funds for that country.
The U.S. Treasury Department wants the public, including the crypto community, to weigh in on how digital assets might be used in illegal activities and how the department should respond to this issue. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the community’s impact on regulation.
Six crypto users, including Coinbase employees, are suing the U.S. Treasury Department for blacklisting Tornado Cash last month, claiming the department’s sanctions watchdog overstepped its authority in prohibiting all American persons from interacting with the privacy tool. “The Hash” hosts discuss the potential outcomes.
Jesse Powell, CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, has criticized the U.S. Treasury department’s blacklisting of crypto mixer Tornado Cash, saying it’s “unconstitutional.” “The Hash” team digs into Powell’s comments and the potential limits of outdated U.S. securities law.
A day after the U.S. Treasury Department banned crypto mixer Tornado Cash, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted that he used the service to make a donation to support Ukraine. “The Hash” panel discusses the latest Tornado Cash developments and growing concerns over privacy.