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The Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act is an opportunistic, unconstitutional assault on cryptocurrency self custody, developers, and node operators

The bipartisan Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, introduced today by Sens. Warren and Marshall, is the most direct attack on the personal freedom and privacy of cryptocurrency users and developers...

Tornado Cash is no “golem.” It’s a tool for privacy and free speech.

In a recent article in Lawfare, Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier defend sanctions imposed on Tornado Cash, a privacy tool on the Ethereum network. They argue that these sanctions are...

Coin Center is suing OFAC over its Tornado Cash sanction

Privacy is not the default on Ethereum. If you do your job on Ethereum, your co-workers can see your salary. If you donate to a political cause on Ethereum, the...

Does the Merge change how Ethereum is regulated? (No.)

The Ethereum Merge is resurfacing questions about regulatory differences between proof-of-stake and and proof-of-work. As we've said many times, we do not believe that the technological differences between POS and...

How does Tornado Cash actually work?

Today Coin Center published a detailed factual explanation of how Tornado Cash works. We worked with several world-class Solidity experts who generously donated their time to look directly at the...

Analysis: What is and what is not a sanctionable entity in the Tornado Cash case

Last Monday, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) made a designation adding Tornado Cash to the Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons (SDN) List that it administers....

U.S. Treasury sanction of privacy tools places sweeping restrictions on all Americans

Tornado.cash—the website and associated Ethereum addresses—has been added to the OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) SDN list (the list of Specially Designated Nationals with whom Americans and American businesses...

A new Senate bill focuses on cryptocurrency exchanges. Here’s what developers and users should keep an eye on.

Today Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman, Senator Booker, and Senator Thune introduced the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022. It seeks to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges as...

Congress takes a step toward a de minimis capital gains exemption for everyday cryptocurrency transactions

The Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2022 was introduced with bipartisan sponsors in the Senate today. This is a companion to a bill with the same name that has...

Coin Center has filed a court challenge against the Treasury Dept. over unconstitutional financial surveillance

Today Coin Center filed suit in federal district court against the Treasury Department in a facial constitutional challenge to the amendment of Section 6050I of the Tax Code that was...

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