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Netherlands Arrests Suspected Tornado Cash Developer

CoinDesk logo CoinDesk 8/12/2022 Oliver Knight
Suspected Tornado Cash developer arrested in Amsterdam (Kevin Ku/Unsplash) © Provided by CoinDesk Suspected Tornado Cash developer arrested in Amsterdam (Kevin Ku/Unsplash)

A 29-year-old developer, suspected of being involved in the sanctioned Tornado Cash protocol, has been arrested in Amsterdam on Friday, according to a release by the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD).

  • FIOD began investigations in June, multiple arrests have not been ruled out.
  • The investigation is led by the Public Prosecutor’s Office for serious fraud, environmental crime and asset confiscation.
  • On Monday, Tornado Cash was placed on the OFAC sanctions list by the U.S.
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