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Tornado Cash developer will remain in jail until late February 2023

Alexey Pertsev, one of Tornado Cash’s developer, stands accused of facilitating money laundering, due to his contribution in the protocol’s code.
Pertsev has been detained since his arrest in Amsterdam in August. The Netherlands court ordered that he stays in jail until February 20th, as he represents a “flight risk”.
The Tornado Cash protocol was sanctioned by the U.S. treasury as it was allegedly being used by North Korean hackers to launder large amounts of digital assets. As a reminder, the protocol was a mixer, enabling to mask some of the transfers’ information.

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