GitHub restores Tornado Cash’s code in ‘read-only’ mode

GitHub restores Tornado Cash’s code in ‘read-only’ mode

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GitHub restores Tornado Cash’s code in ‘read-only’ mode

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Published on September 23, 2022 09:37 GMT+00:00edited on September 24, 2022 01:01 GMT+00:00

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GitHub, the internet's most widely used software hosting platform, lifted a ban on Tornado Cash’s open-source repositories on Thursday.

Still, the Microsoft-owned platform restored the code in “read-only” mode, making it available to only open and read the code. The move came after the U.S. Treasury clarified that sanctions against Tornado Cash did not apply to people’s ability to share and read the app’s code. 

In August, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blacklisted the use of Tornado Cash and certain Ethereum addresses connected to the app, citing use by cybercriminals for money laundering. In response to sanctions, GitHub removed all Tornado Cash code in compliance with the regulator. 

Then on Sept. 13, the Treasury clarified that sanctions on …