Compliance with the sanctions measures imposed on Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine is impossible, according to the team of Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash. This was announced by the co-founder of the project Roman Semenov to the publication Bloomberg.
How Tornado Cash works based on smart contracts that accept deposit tokens from one address and allow you to withdraw them to another. These contracts act as liquidity pools, pooling all deposited assets.
It is by breaking the connection between the source and the recipient of funds that the confidentiality and anonymity of users is achieved. The service uses a protocol to verify and resolve transactions. zk-SNARK.
“We have [разработчиков] no more access than other users. […] All we do is write code and publish it on GitHub. It fits the definition of free speech, so writing code can’t be illegal,” he added.
Prior to this FATF condemned Russia’s war against Ukraine and stressed that the actions of the aggressor are contrary to the basic principles of the organization.