Ari Redbord, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, talks about the sanctions on Tornado Cash, and the role of blockchain analytics tools in crypto. 

Show highlights:

  • Ari’s background as a federal prosecutor and his work for the US Treasury
  • why regulators sanctioned Tornado Cash, according to Ari
  • why the Ronin hack was important for regulators to start taking DeFi hacks more seriously
  • the fact that for the first time the Treasury Department sanctioned software
  • whether the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) messed up
  • whether regulators understood the impact on regular users
  • the role of TRM and blockchain analytics tools in mitigating risk
  • how decentralized applications use tools like the ones provided by TRM to comply with regulations and to block addresses
  • why, if Ari were a regulator, he would focus on regulation guidance
  • whether the sanctions on Tornado Cash are unconstitutional
  • what the future of privacy in crypto looks like and whether the government is going after privacy technologies

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