GitHub announces new update regarding Tornado Cash

GitHub, the software hosting platform, has announced that it has brought the controversial Tornado Cash back to the platform. The US Treasury Department announced a few weeks ago that it had been banned.

GitHub announces new update regarding Tornado Cash
GitHub announces new update regarding Tornado Cash

Traders in the crypto market use coin shufflers to erase traces of their transactions on Ethereum. Therefore, US citizens are prohibited from performing services using a mixer.

GitHub says it cleared the law before Tornado Cash was reinstated

After the OFAC announcement, it took GitHub no less than two hours to remove everything Mixer-related from its platform. However, Ethereum developers have drawn the attention of market participants to the tools used on the current platform.

One of Coin Mixer’s few protagonists is the one who first discovered the new update on GitHub. In previous reports, he argued that the code was a free expression and a right that everyone should have without question.

According to the email shared by the platform, GitHub indicated that one of its plans is to become a platform that engages developers in what it does. The platform says it is studying sanctions imposed by governments around the world to determine the best way to ensure these laws do not exploit their users.

OFAC claims Tornado Cash allows money laundering

GitHub says it is seeking clarity on some of the sanctions code and has decided to return it on its site. According to the Treasury Department statement after Tornado Cash was banned, it claimed that it allowed money laundering in the crypto market.

The agency cited the infamous case of North Korean hacking group Lazarus, which stole millions of digital assets from the market. In a recent analysis, the agency claimed that more than $7 billion has flowed through the crypto mixer since its inception.

However, there are claims that the amount consists not only of illegitimate crypto, as legitimate transactions make up the largest percentage of transactions. After the ban, several parties have spoken out against it, including politicians.

Moments later, some internet trolls sent crypto from a blender to the wallets of top celebrities to get sanctioned against them. However, the agency later assured them that they would not file a lawsuit against them because the tokens were sent without their consent