Aug 10, 2022 • 33M

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

What is Tornado Cash anyways? Why is the U.S. Treasury sanctioning it? What are the consequences of this decisions? How should we regulate privacy coins anyways?

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Lúcás Meier
Musings about cryptography, software, and technology
Episode details

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 0:55 What is Tornado Cash (briefly).

  • 2:00 The U.S. Treasury sanctions Tornado Cash.

  • 4:35 How Tornado Cash works, from the bottom up.

  • 15:19 Why smart contracts are really a “service”.

  • 19:27 Broader consequences of this decision.

  • 28:00 How I’d like to see regulation in this space evolve.

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