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My @GitHub account was just suspended 🤷
Is writing an open source code illegal now?
— Roman Semenov 🌪️ 🇺🇦 (@semenov_roman_) August 8, 2022
I'm sure the bad guys will stop using Tornado Cash because it's "illegal"
Just like they don't use illegal weapons, smuggle illegal drugs, or illegally launder money through every means they can find.
Law abiding Americans are the only ones hurt by this.
— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) August 8, 2022
After OFAC added the Tornado Cash mixer smart contract to the Specially Designated National list, its source code disappeared from GitHub. “source code is speech.” Bernstein v US (ND Cal. 1996)https://t.co/vZeFe3mRd7
— Kurt Opsahl | Zcon, BSides, BH, DEFCON (@kurtopsahl) August 8, 2022
Time for a decentralized, censorship-resistant GitHub
— mert | Helius ☀ (@0xMert_) August 8, 2022
In the short term I expect that a straightforward response to Tornado sanctions will see users new instances of the Tornado contract, or other similar forks. Treasury will then have to sanction those new addresses whack-a-mole style. pic.twitter.com/nvOTZM5Gra
— Matthew Green (@matthew_d_green) August 8, 2022