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The scientist said that he re-entered this data into the software library to support research and education in the field of cryptocurrency privacy.
Matthew Green, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, re-uploaded the code of the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency mixer to the GitHub software library. The platform closed the user accounts of all well-known Tornado Cash developers and deleted source code repositories (repositories) after the introduction of US sanctions against the cryptomixer on August 8.
Green explained in a post on GitHub that he posted code to support research and education in the field of cryptocurrency privacy. Losing or reducing the availability of this source code will be detrimental to the scientific and technical community, according to the professor.
Green explained that he will be able to post it on another platform in case GitHub deletes this repository. However, the scientist noted that he has no reason to believe that GitHub objects to the re-release of the code.
The human rights organization Coin Center is considering the possibility of appealing to the court against the decision to add the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency mixer to the US sanctions list. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), a division of the US Treasury, exceeded its authority by imposing sanctions against the crypto platform, according to the Coin Center.
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