MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen discusses his take on the U.S. Treasury department’s sanction of crypto mixer Tornado Cash, explaining why it’s “useless and pointless” and goes against the ethos of the crypto industry.
Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic calculates $1.54 billion in ether (ETH) and USD Coin (USDC) were laundered through Tornado Cash, the crypto mixer now sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury department. Elliptic Director of Regulatory Affairs David Carlisle dives into the numbers and the key takeaways for the wider crypto markets.
The U.S. Treasury Department banned all Americans from using decentralized crypto mixing service Tornado Cash on Monday. The department barred its use by U.S. persons as a matter of national security because North Korean hackers allegedly use the mixer to launder stolen crypto funds.
Wally Adeyemo, deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury joins Consensus 2022 to discuss the state and outlook for regulation and policy of digital assets. Moderator: Nik De, CoinDesk managing editor, global policy and regulation.
In her first speech on digital assets, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen highlighted several lessons she believes apply to the Treasury’s work on digital assets: how the financial system “benefits from responsible innovation,” how regulation needs to keep up with innovation, how rules should focus on the risks of activities rather than technologies and more.