“Tornado Cash was routinely used for legitimate purposes. While we are still waiting for the specific charges against the developer to be released, one thing must remain clear. Writing and publishing code must be protected in free societies and privacy is not a crime.”
Moreover, the DeFi Education Fund also questioned the FIOD’s assumption that Tornado Cash was built for the “sole purpose” of committing crimes.
Cryptocurrency mixer service Tornado Cash was sanctioned by the U.S., following which the decentralized organization (DAO) behind the project had to shut down. The decision to shut the DAO was taken to protect contributors, even developers outside the Tornado Cash ecosystem, a contributor to the mixer previously told Cryptoslate.
Crypto exchanges have rushed to block addresses associated with Tornado Cash following the sanction.