Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, comes to talk about the SEC probe into Yuga Labs, how to determine whether something is a security, and Coin Center’s lawsuit against the US Treasury over the sanctions on Tornado Cash.
- whether there’s an over-reliance on the Howey Test and how a token being non-fungible doesn’t mean it’s not a security
- what constitutes an investment contract and how it works in the Metaverse
- the consequences for NFT holders and issuers if the NFTs are considered securities
- why Coin Center is suing the US Treasury over the Tornado Cash sanctions
- Who the plaintiffs are
- whether this lawsuit differs from the one Coinbase is supporting
- how to solve the issue of bad actors like North Korea using tools such as Tornado Cash to launder money
- the remedy Coin Center is looking for in the lawsuit against the Treasury
- how long the lawsuit could take to be resolved
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SEC probe into Yuga Labs
Coin Center lawsuit over Tornado Cash sanctions
- Coin Center lawsuit and statement
- Unchained article
- Coinbase Backs Tornado Cash Lawsuit Against U.S. Treasury
- North Korean hacks
- Treasury Press release on the sanctions
- Previous coverage of the Tornado Cash sanctions on Unchained:
- Is TRM Labs Blocking Addresses From DeFi Protocols? Ari Redbord Says No
- Tornado Cash Sanctioned. Did the Government Overstep Its Bounds?
- The Chopping Block: Did OFAC Overstep by Sanctioning Tornado Cash?
- Given the Sanctions on Tornado Cash, Is Ethereum Censorship Resistant?
- Preston Van Loon on Ethereum’s Merge and His Lawsuit Against Treasury