An anonymous troll is sending celebrities Ethereum from a Tornado Cash wallet—presumably as a way to demonstrate how difficult it will be for the U.S. government to enforce its ban on the mixing service.
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Tornado Cash, an Ethereum coin mixing tool. Tornado Cash previously pooled together transactions in order to obscure their origins and make it much more difficult to work out where digital cash was being sent from.
The authorities claimed that criminals—including Lazarus Group, a North Korean state-sponsored hacking group—used the app to launder billions of dollars-worth of dirty funds.
It is now illegal for American citizens to interact with Tornado Cash, and that may include receiving funds from addresses using the app. But, in reality, it is impossible to stop other people from sending crypto to your wallet address if it is publicly known.
So far, PUMA, Beeple and Steve Aoki, and even the Ukraine Crypto Donation Ethereum address all “interacted” with the criminal address.
Will the authorities take action?
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