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NewsBTC 2022-10-04 12:45:36

Tornado Cash Sees Drop In Activity After U.S. Treasury Sanctions – What Now For TORN?

The value of Tornado Cash is decreasing, not due to market factors but because of recent controversies. The Office of Foreign Assets Control recently added Tornado Cash to its list of Special Designated Nationals. That means no one from the United States may use the token. By taking this action, OFAC has effectively banned Tornado Cash from participating in one of the most important cryptocurrency markets. Many owners of Tornado Cash’s native coin, TORN, also liquidated their investments in response to the news. From its high closing of $30.25 on August 7th, TORN has fallen 87.03% to its current price. Related Reading: Chainlink Crosses $6.18 Trillion In Transaction Value – Will This Boost LINK Price? Tornado Cash Linked To Nefarious Activities Even before the OFAC decided to add Tornado Cash to its special list, TORN had been linked to multiple high-value crypto crimes. The Lazarus Group, perpetrators of one of the largest crypto thefts in history, employed TORN as part of their plot to conceal the true origin of their stolen funds. The breach was carried out on the Ronin Network, an Ethereum-based sidechain. In March of 2022, the network hosted game Axie Infinity, which saw its highest player count. Because of this, malicious actors like the Lazarus Group were able to zero in on the system and the game with relative ease. The theft led to the loss of 173,600 Ether and 25.5 million USDC. The total dollar amount is $625,...

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