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Tornado Cash Developer Appeals Money Laundering Conviction

In a recent development, Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev has lodged an appeal with the s-Hertogenbosch court of appeal following his conviction for money laundering on Tuesday. According to a court spokesperson, the appeal process could span several months before the initial hearing is scheduled. Currently, the court has not confirmed whether the appeal has been accepted.

Pertsev, who received a 64-month prison sentence, now faces the prospect of serving time while awaiting the appeal. However, he retains the option to request to remain under house arrest during this period. Following the verdict, he was taken into custody to begin his sentence immediately.

The conviction stems from allegations that Tornado Cash facilitated the laundering of criminal assets. The court’s translated verdict, as reported by CoinDesk, stated, “Tornado Cash does not pose any barrier for people with criminal assets who want to launder them. That is why the court regards the defendant guilty of the money laundering activities as charged.”

This case highlights ongoing concerns and debates surrounding the use of cryptocurrency platforms and their potential role in illegal activities. As the appeal process unfolds, it will undoubtedly attract significant attention from both the crypto community and regulatory bodies watching how this case could influence the broader landscape of cryptocurrency regulation.

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