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Was the Tornado Cash Team Really Just Writing Code?

Here we are going to explore how true this narrative really is.

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The Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev, arrested in the Netherlands, is still in jail. And people from all over the cryptocurrency space have long characterized this as a "war on code" where someone is getting in trouble for writing and publishing open source software.

For reference here are the prosecutors comments (in Dutch, Google translated below), here is the Tornado Cash blog and here is a related (now deleted) blog you can find on the Wayback Machine.

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