A cryptocurrency research and advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions against cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash.
Coin Center, a Washington, D.C.-based crypto-focused think-tank, along with three individuals, filed suit against the Treasury Department Wednesday in federal court in the Northern District of Florida, asking it to remove Tornado Cash from the sanctions list.
The suit argues that Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which enforces U.S. sanctions, doesn’t have statutory authority to impose sanctions on Tornado Cash, a platform based on open-source, self-running software protocols, and that the action against it infringes on Americans’ right to privacy and on their rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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